A secondary character should help reveal the details of the plot and progress the story in some way. They can either inspire the protagonist or oppose the protagonist.
- Attach them to a place so that the reader can remember who they are.
- Go shallow, go deep to make a rounded character. As an author know something superficial as well as a character’s greatest fear.
- Use a character to illustrate the world you’ve created.
- There ensure that there is a reason the character is in the scene.
- Have too many characters
- Make them into caricatures or too black and white.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:
All human beings have to have their lower levels needs, such as food and water met, before the character can pursue self-actualisation.
- Food, water and shelter are the most basic needs.
- Safety and security.
- Love and belonging, inner wellbeing.
- Accomplishments and self-esteem.