Hello everyone! I am in the planning stages for a novel and I have a rough outline and a few characters. One of the characters lives in a different place to the MC and as such will hardly appear. This book revolves around this other character, however, and the MC is constantly thinking about him, talking to people about him, etc. I suppose he is a little like Gatsby or Godot in that respect. My problem is that I can write reams on this other character (who may or may not be in one chapter and will probably die 1/3 of the way through), and my main character is pretty flat at the moment. I have noticed in many of the books I really enjoyed, the main characters are totally forgettable; I can't even remember the name of the main character in The Great Gatsby, Frodo is pretty boring compared to, say, Gandalf, Pelagia pales in comparison to Captain Corelli, and don't even get me started on Harry Potter. I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts about the charismatic/mysterious minor character and whether you prefer your MC to be the most interesting character. Thanks!