You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.
Books need characters, but too many can confuse your reader and detract from the story. With that in mind, take a look at your secondary characters and ask yourself whether each is really necessary for the plot. Eliminate those that aren’t essential. If you have several minor characters that each play tiny, but crucial roles, try combing them into one character to streamline your story.