Five Rules for Writing a Large Cast of Characters

To continue the theme from my last post How to Create Supporting Characters.

Supporting characters are essential in moving the plot and expanding the protagonist to a three-dimensional character but creating a large cast of characters can be extremely hard.

Large casts are quite common and difficult. Once you start factoring in each character’s personal contribution to plot and theme it can be confusing.

So here are five rules for writing a large cast of characters. (more…)