G – Gals and Guys of Another New Life

GAlaina – Miranda’s aunt. She lives in Austin, but they aren’t close. She’s a folk singing, painting, vegan.

Brooke – One of the first people Miranda meets at school. She’s a sophomore and offers Miranda some good advice about UT Austin guys.

Becca – Brooke’s best friend. Insecure, flighty and doesn’t know when to shut up.

Stacy – Jeff’s girlfriend and Rhonda’s (you remember Rhonda) best friend. At one point in the book, someone calls her a gold digging bitch.

Ryan – Troy’s best friend since the sixth grade and star running back for the Longhorns. They are like brothers and Troy spent a lot of time with his family in high school.

Todd– Offensive lineman for the Longhorns and Troy’s roommate. He tries to break up with his girlfriend of two years with a text message.

David – Wide Receiver for the Longhorns and Troy’s roommate. He’s hot, but he giggles like a little girl.

Brandon – Miranda’s therapist. He helps her navigate through all the craps she has been carrying around for eight years.

How many secondary characters are too many? 


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10 thoughts on “G – Gals and Guys of Another New Life

  1. I love my secondary characters, but you can have too many. Do each of them serve a distinct purpose in the plot? Could any of them have been combined into one? If not, you’re probably fine.

  2. I love characters. I’m guilty of having a lot of them, but they make the story interesting! I agree with Elizabeth. So long as they serve a purpose, I say do it. 🙂

  3. I’m okay (reading) a lot of secondary characters as long as they are introduced without confusion. I just started reading a series that has 7 or 8 secondary characters. They work to add to the atmosphere of the book. And they play off of each other adding humor. I really like them, and that makes me think that the author has done a great job of writing them. Just keep them straight for the reader, and keep each of them unique and interesting–without grabbing the spotlight,Sydney. 🙂

  4. I have no problem with them as long as they make sense. Introduced out of the blue and no reason for them is ridiculous.
    Good luck on the reveal and thanks for coming by.

  5. I love secondary characters, so I think it’s okay to have a lot of them. If they start becoming a distraction, maybe pull back then. But otherwise they are the best way to make a world feel full. Happy A to Z.

  6. I’ve actually dealt with the secondary characters in my post for ‘K’, which I’ve just put online. I think as long as they serve a purpose they’ve earned their keep. Just being ‘fun’ doesn’t justify their inclusion.

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