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7/12/19 8:52 A

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The mother of the boy and his father. But they did not die together, it took a while.

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Only two died, the rest were just a small part of the story.

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Characters don't die in my stories. Though in two of them, they die before the story starts (the death is the catalyst).



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In something like that you have to have more characters. Two of my characters die. The priest and bridesmaids and ushers leave the story after the wedding. So my main character is Dennis, Tom, Jean, Brad and Denise. Tom is the father, Dennis the son, Denise his half sister, Jean Denise's friend, Brad Denise's boyfriend. Denise's mother and father die and Dennis's mother.
So even though you have a lot of characters sometimes you have them go away or die off.

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My current WIP mostly takes place at an Inn. So in addition to the main characters, there are guests of the Inn and guests attending events. My hero is a caterer, so there are characters at the parties.

Only the important ones have names.



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No, I mean a lot in the story. I don't like books with a lot of characters as it confuses me trying to keep up with them. Then the series and you have to remember when they talk about someone you mentioned in the book before.

I have the main characters and then the extra for the wedding, bridesmaid, ushers, priest, MC.
Then they disappear.

My main would be son and his mother and then she disappears, then father and his half sister, girlfriend and half sister's boyfriend who is not mentioned much till next book.

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I have as many characters as I need to fit the story. Do you mean main characters?



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In Another lifetime I have the sister and brother, her friend, sister's boyfriend, the mother of the boy and mother and father of the girl.

In the story, the boy's mother passes away and the girl's mother too, leaving the boy, his father, his sister and her boyfriend and her girlfriend. Then when the brother gets married some girlfriends are included and the priest, the guest are not talking so I do not count them..

In Pain site, I have the husband and wife, daughter, neighbor and husband.

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Series are like that. They will mention someone in the other book that yu know which is nice.
I have been reading the Virgin River series of Robyn Carr and I she has another with thunder series.

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My books are series but can be read as standalones. Each one has a different main couple.



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You could have two main characters and then add two friends to incorporate them into the story.
I like a book that has only two and the story is about them, but books are not like that. Some books have too many characters because they include family and it get complicated. Even Series can be complicated if you do not get the books in order. You wonder who this is or that in the story if that happens. Then the next book could be what you already read so you know who they are,

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In my first book I had the first letter the same so had to change it according to my friend who majored in English and here I am doing it again.

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Yup. My beta readers said it was confusing, so away they went! The ones that were important, I added in later.



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So did you take them out?

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I had a scene set in a bar with way too many people approaching the bartender.





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Too many I hate when they are in a book I read as I lose interest going from one to the other.
I like a story with a few to keep my interest.

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