Author Bill Henderson, at Write a Better Novel, has an interesting article up about walk-on characters and how powerful they can be. As he says, real life is made up of lots of people outside our main cast of characters. They play important roles even if they don’t take up a lot of time on our stage. Bill shows us how to make the most of these characters in our stories.
Most of what I write is too short for walk-ons, but this will come in handy for me someday when I tackle my version of the Great American Novel — if not sooner.
While you’re at Bill’s blog, be sure to click on the About page to learn who one of his writing teachers was.