How many characters are just too much?

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Who much is too much?

1 to 3
0
No votes
4 or 5
1
7%
6 or 7
2
14%
8 or 9
2
14%
10 to 13
1
7%
14 to 17
3
21%
17 to 20 (good grief, huh?)
5
36%
 
Total votes: 14
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Postby JillStar » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:46 pm

That's sort of what I had in mind... It starts out with the ten and their characters are explored a little. Then the few that need to actually be big players take the fore front while the others fade a way... or at least take on lesser rolls.
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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:53 pm

It may be that some of those characters become more interesting to both you and readers, so they don't even remember the ones you don't mention later in your book.

No need to kill characters when they just fade away...
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Postby JillStar » Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:53 pm

True... my original concept was that some would die just through action in the story line... while others would just disappear into the past of the book.

One thought is that some characters may take on a life of their own and come back or demand to be up front. Who knows.
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Postby JillStar » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:34 pm

Any newer members have thoughts on how many characters is too much... or... how about our "been with us a while" members... has your opinion on this changed?
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