thread: 2006-01-24 : Still More Character Ownership

On 2006-01-24, Matt Wilson wrote:

Eh, I’m not so much for that one, D(oggone) Vincent Baker. I’ll grant you the past 98 ideas you’ve had, but this 99th one I don’t like.

I’m all for having one character be a star and the others not, but I’d much rather know that right up front so that everyone’s on board with the star’s story. If you’re the supporting guy, what you do is no longer about you; it’s about the star. That’s much more productive in terms of shared ownership.

If you don’t know who the supporting characters are until the fiction tells you, the fiction before that is going to be sub-par.


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