I'm editing a book at the moment and looking right now I'm looking at the role of the secondary characters in the book. Mostly, I'm looking at the friends.
I love secondary characters in books. Often I love them more than the main character. Ever since I studied Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead back in high school I have been fascinated by the minor characters and what they do off the page (or stage).
In fiction, I love the role friends play in showing us more about the main characters, revealing parts of the story and of course calling them out on their ridiculous behaviour. My daughter and I were watching The Princess Diaries yesterday...I love the way Mia's friend Lily is always frank with her, but kind. Just like good friends in real life.
In honour of the theme here is the theme song from that long-running TV show.
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