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On to the last and final installment. I know you’ve been waiting with baited breath.
Getting rid of the excess characters in the story.
Sometimes there are just too many characters in a story which makes it confusing and difficult to follow.
Confession: I stopped reading a book by a very popular author because she had too many named characters in the novel. It was a murder mystery so you’d think that everyone who’s mentioned in the book would be important.
My head space is light years away from possessing a photogenic memory. I tend to confuse people’s names in real life, what more fictional characters?
I have difficulty coming up with names in my books to begin with so if I don’t need to name a character I don’t. Sometimes my beta readers or editors tell me to give a character a name just because if I don’t, things get confusing.
To be honest I have no trouble getting rid of excesses characters if they aren’t doing anything to propel the story forward.
I’m curious, did you ever have to remove a character from a story?