Phil told me that I am required to write what he is calling a Blog post for his new web site. I think blogging is stupid. If you don’t have anything important to say, don’t say it.
So, I thought to myself; what do I have to say? I mean, what do I have to say that IS important?
As a person whose primary role is to help move a story plot along, I think it might be interesting to Phil’s readers to hear from my perspective.
It’s easy for a Returning Character to feel shortchanged. Often, the only reason for our existence in a particular storyline is because the writer is struggling for ideas. We Regulars are already fully developed characters, so; there we are. Convenient.
We are often thrown into situations that are spiraling out of control. We are a source of stability – a calmness during the storm. We move the plot along.
What could be more important?