How do you feel about them? My main character is a werewolf but I am having trouble developing their background and relationship with their family (all of whom are human). Her family does not play a big role at all, but they do come up in conversation during the book. But I'm not sure if I should make her an orphan, which would explain why her family is absent, or not. I'm trying to think of a realistic way for her family to be alive, but not be present in her life. When is it okay to make the protagonist an orphan and when should you not take the easy way out and give your character a family?