S43E1 – Characters: The Sidekick

This month, we are covering the second of the three pillars of storytelling: characters. Without characters, there is no story. But it’s more than simply the hero and the villain. There is a whole cast of characters who can help you build a story that will draw readers in and keep them interested in the outcome.

Our first focus will be on the trusty sidekick. This is an essential piece of support for your main character. They need someone to turn to, to rely on, and to motivate them into taking down the antagonist. A sidekick can take many forms.

In this episode, we look at types of sidekicks and what kind of role they can play in your story.

First aired May 2, 2023.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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