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Writing the Important Characters While Cutting out the Unnecessary Ones in Your Novel

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How do you write the important characters and cut out the unnecessary ones in your novel? I know I probably wrote about this before but   I’m going to write about it from a different vantage point this time.  Not perse how to write them or the balance of having my human characters but I will talk about the important and specific humans in the current draft of my novel and why they are important to my novel and show you how I cut out the unnecessary ones.   

In my work in progress novel there are only a few human   characters that I deem necessary to the story at hand.  Any of the extra human characters that I had I have killed them off or strictly abandoned them.  However, there is not very many that I concentrate on. 

There are three human characters that I concentrate and have sort of a side storyline on.  They are all the teenage characters. 

The first is.

Gabriela – Gabriela or Gabby for short is seen at the beginning of the novel and mentioned throughout.  She is the eighteen-year-old best friend of my main character Sirena.  And She is the catalyst   for everything that happens to Sirena throughout the novel.   Thus, making her a very important character.   To   give away what happens to her will just spoil the book.  So, you are just going to have to read the book when I finish completing it to find out.    But I will let you know one   thing.  She carries a heavy burden and a   dangerous secret.

The second is:

Eli- Eli is another one of Sirena’s best friends.  He is eighteen and is   in a relationship with the most popular and richest   girl in the town Helene.   All three, Gabriela, Eli and Sirena all attend and practice ballet and are each seeking a scholarship to   the South Roseau Nation Dance Academy to become a Dance Repute for Unitus Government.    He thinks that if he gets the scholarship, he can find his way out of the town of North Sun and not become a   Solcenary Agent solider for the government.  He is good at shooting his father’s guns as hinted in my chapters.  He is seen in scenes throughout most of the novel and he is one of the only humans that will be immersed in the world of the werewolves without being threatened or killed.  He also holds a secret that he tries to forget throughout the series.

The third human is Helene. She is the girlfriend of Eli, and she is one of the three humans that survive throughout the series. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is in competition with Sirena over the Ballet scholarship and is always seen bullying Sirena.  But she also holds a secret for which Sirena will discover within the novel and hold over Helene’s head for the rest of the series.

These human characters will thus be important characters to my novel because they will help flesh out the significant moments and plots of the series.  

I concentrate on three specific characters and only these human characters because I developed a reason for them to matter to the main character of my story.  Each of these three characters all have a specific secret that connects back to the main   character to the story.

This component or element to a writer’s story could help writers take out unnecessary or unwanted characters within their draft.  And believe me by   narrowing in on this specific idea you can have a better draft and tight storylines.  

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How do you write the secondary but important characters of your story?

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CAPRICORN  SIRENA : FRIDAY OCTOBER 15TH  2032

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MAIN CHARACTER –  SIRENA ‘S  BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 28, 2014

Birth chart (local time): 28 December 2014 -04:50 (MST) City (Country):PELADORAS NATION, NORTH SUN  (PN), NS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 15TH  2032

Today your thoughts will be  scattered and you will be distracted.  But on the other hand will  be able to think openly . You will be strongly thinking about the mysterious  of life and reading between the lines.

Sirena’s Transit Moon is in the 3rd house today and won’t let her rest and will last for 2 and half days . Although  her transit moon will also be in intense for  just a couple of hours  in sextile Pluto giving a  short time to go about  to  cultivate  unknown  abilities .

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THE TV SHOW  MERLIN  AS THE INSPIRATION AND INFLUENCE BEHIND MY NOVEL’S CHARACTERS .

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I know I mentioned this before . But with Merlin being my top favorite show  I couldn’t  help get  a little inspiration from the show  for my novel.

I’m sure all writers do this. You read  a novel  or watch a show  and then  while writing,  some  qualities  of who you watched or read  spills over  into your  manuscript.  Most  writers  don’t do this intentionally  but  are  therefore influenced  by their favorite characters .

And although your characters might resemble other characters from fictional worlds   once  a writer starts  writing  the  characters  become their own .

For instance in my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour there are three characters  from Merlin that have influenced  two of my characters .

So the  first one is the character Merlin himself.  Even though my book has nothing to do with sorcerers or  witches the character Merlin embodies  the love interest  Adrian within  my novel . Who I see  as sort of resembling dark  Merlin  when I see  merlin ready  to use his magic  against an opponent.

My character  Adrian  although is very  dark and stays dark and doesn’t get to really see the  softer side of him.

Think of if Merlin was  turned into a  more  edgier darker  character than he was already.  I mean those scenes where  the ones would get him mad . They were intense .

Another character is Kilgharrah  the great  dragon .  Since I loved and enjoyed the characteristics and qualities he had  when I first  created my earthdiver raven  character  I thought of  Kilgharrah . 

A  character who basically talks in riddles and doesn’t tell  the whole truth.  I feel like that was strongly Kilgharrah  .

I mean  when  reading my earthdiver  character . People  will not really notice but  the  idea behind his character is because  of my love  for the Great Dragon character Kilgharrah. 

And the third character I use as  influence is  Arthur .  My  earthdiver raven character  when transforming  into his human form  has  the qualities  and characteristics  of Arthur and will even look like him a little bit. The  first glimpse of his human form can be seen briefly in my chapter  2.    

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WHAT SHOWS OR NOVELS INSPIRE  YOUR NOVEL  CHARACTERS?

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CAPRICORN SIRENA: THURSDAY OCTOBER 7TH  2032

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MAIN CHARACTER –  SIRENA ‘S  BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 28, 2014

Birth chart (local time): 28 December 2014 -04:50 (MST) City (Country):PELADORAS NATION, NORTH SUN  (PN), NS

THURSDAY OCTOBER, 7TH  2032

Your perception and reality will come into conflict. You may feel overly self-confident. Your enthusiasm can degenerate into disappointment. This may make you feel pessimistic and helpless.

Sirena’s Transit Moon is in  square Jupiter making her day intense but  just for a few  hours.

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AQUARIUS CRISTEN :THURSDAY OCTOBER 7TH  2032

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LOVE INTEREST CRISTEN  2ND POV TO SIRENA –  CRISTEN ‘S BIRTHDAY 

JANUARY 20TH  2013

Birth chart (local time):20 January 2013 – 12:00 (CET)City (Country):Italy L’Aquila (IT)

THURSDAY OCTOBER, 7 TH  2032

Today be careful. You will have the need  to protect your home today from outside threats . Your thinking is  biased  and obscured by emotions . You should  severely hold off on making decisions.   

For Cristen today’s transit Mars is in his trine Moon making the transit intense on this day . 

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CAPRICORN SIRENA: MONDAY OCTOBER 4TH  2032

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MAIN CHARACTER –  SIRENA ‘S  BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 28, 2014

Birth chart (local time): 28 December 2014 -04:50 (MST) City (Country):PELADORAS NATION, NORTH SUN  (PN), NS

MONDAY OCTOBER, 4TH  2032

Today  an internal conflict arises . And you must make a choice.  But  beware  because  revealing these  feelings to others may create a  mess you  cannot clean up . Also be aware of vehicles  and electronics going  haywire.  Increased  risk  of arguments still  linger  in your wake . But  look forward to brighter days  ahead.  

Sirena’s Transit  moon will  appear in Mercury  but will have  opposition with Uranus  making  the transit still very intense  but just for a few hours.

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CAPRICORN SIRENA: SUNDAY OCTOBER 3, 2032

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MAIN CHARACTER –  SIRENA ‘S  BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 28, 2014

Birth chart (local time): 28 December 2014 -04:50 (MST) City (Country):PELADORAS NATION, NORTH SUN  (PN), NS

SUNDAY OCTOBER 3, 2032

Things might go easy today. There may be  unexpected  changes  starting to take place . Today stay clear of family. You could  have a  likelihood of quarrels and disputes with your love ones. Your reputation is important today  in relation  to authority.  You crave respect, recognition and achievement today .  But will not easily get it . Seek guidance from a  strong paternal  presence. Don’t fret over your social status. Things will get better.  

Between this period on this day Sirena’s transit moon will be in her 10th  house lasting for 2 days And it will be intense especially in her square sun and opposition moon .

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SUPPORTING CHARACTER’S BACKSTORY: THE SWING

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Since I been working on my drafts I been   really intrigued  with one of the characters   that   I wasn’t before. It is the character  Mary.   She is  one of the antagonist of my story and  a werewolf  who has lived  for centuries  already.  She is not a main pov  character .  Only a supporting character .  However  I am working on a short story about her  called RED ENVY .

What intrigues me about her   is that she will often compare  Sirena with herself.  And tell Sirena  that she will end up like her eventually.

The reason why  is that her past is very tragic .   And like Sirena didn’t   know she was a werewolf at the start  of her life.  And  so throughout the  novel  it will be  hints of her past  seen through the eyes of Sirena and Xavier  .

Xavier because   he is a POV  character  and he has known Mary all of her life and  Sirena because she will have  a lot  of  interactions with her and has  to  eventually  work with her  on some level to get what she wants  from Mary.

One of the things that will be seen in glimpses of her past is a  swing.  And a  swing  is very significant  object to Mary’s past and to who she once was. 

This moreover will make her an important character throughout my novel.  

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WHO  IS  A SUPPORTING CHARACTER  IN YOUR NOVEL  YOU HAVE WRITTEN  OR A NOVEL YOU HAVE READ  THAT IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT CHARACTER ?

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THE ONE CHARACTER THAT ALL THE OTHER CHARACTERS LOVE TO HATE

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I never  thought when I started writing my novel that  I was  going to have  a favorite character .  It’s  hard enough just writing the other characters . But all in all. I do. There  is this character  in my work in progress  novel named   Chemsen .  He is a trickster character  that looks like a   raven. He can  shapeshift into both the human and the raven. But he  is not mortal .  He is a  Viator of Caelum .   And I  love writing this character so much.   

The reason being is  he likes to bug  and tease the other characters .  His  antics and phrases are so snappy , that  the  other characters  love to hate him.  But  there are some  characters  that will  eventually love  him. 

Even  though he is only  a supporting  character  in  my  first  novel , he is in almost in  every scene  and  he barely  speaks any dialogue .The dialogue  he does  speak  is aggravating  for the main characters  because  he speaks in a  way where  he is not  telling the whole truth,  yet  he is telling  them what they need  to know.  I  have some pretty good ideas  for where his character arc is going and well   you just have to wait and see .

I feature  him at the end  of this prequel  that  I wrote  connected to my novel and  he appears  in a short  story I’m currently writing.  I  want to say  I am  going to write a  short  story  solely about him and his adventures  but I don’t   know  yet.  

I will see where  this writing  takes  me.   With that thought  I recently added   his  character  board  to my Pinterest.  It was  pretty hard  finding  his   pic ideas. But I did  eventually  find  some cool ones .  And  through  my search  I  found  an interesting  way to  describe  and show   his physical   transformation and I  can’t wait to  add  it to my  novel.  

Since I don’t show his transformation  throughout the novel . Although I do show his human form briefly as a memory when he interacts with Cristan in the 2nd chapter of my novel.  I’m probably  going to show his transformation fully at the very  end of the novel. It’s going to be so cool .  I can’t wait to write  it.  

Take a look  and let me know what you think about his character  board  . 

CHEMSEN THE EARTHDIVER CHARACTER IDEA

If you haven’t  already  you can also take a look  at the other character boards that I made.

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WHAT IS  THE ONE CHARACTER  IN YOUR NOVEL THAT YOU WROTE   OR A NOVEL  THAT YOU READ  THAT  ALL THE OTHER CHARACTERS  LOVE TO HATE   ?

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2 NEW CHARACTER BOARDS ON MY PINTEREST

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Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

I  wasn’t’  going to add them but  guess what?  I  did . Yup   I have  just added  two more  character  boards to my Pinterest .

These  two  Pinterest character boards are of the  two  main  antagonist/ villains of the During the Blue Hour  novel .  Xavier and Mary .  You might  want to  view the boards  because guess what?  There are hints and reveals of who  they are.    And  these character  pins I  would say fit them to a T . 

I’m loving it.  

I haven’t found pictures  quite yet to reveal their  powers . However  these boards   reveal   mostly  who  they are , their  attitudes and their style  . But I will keep on searching  for the ones that do reveal their powers.

Xavier celestial power  is to turn  your brain  to mush and  basically  confuse   you.

Mary’s  power  is a little   different where  she  can  do  rather a lot . She can  make you forget everything or anything and she can also  see  your  past  thoughts  like a  rewind videotape .

So yeah  somewhat  harder to find .  But I’ll get there.

Take a look  and let me know what you think . 

XAVIER(VILIAN CHARACTER IDEA)

MARY(VILLIAN CHARACTER IDEA)

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WHAT IDEAS DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR VILLAIN  CHARACTERS?

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