I've run into a sad situation and realized it was best to cut one of the characters from my novel. The character is almost identical to my main character and doesn't really advance the plot. The sad part is, I came up with a back story, made the character interesting, and to cut the character out seems a little harsh. I knew going in I might have this problem, but I did it anyway to see how it would turn out. Have any of you had to cut a character out? Did you try hard to rewrite and work the character in? I tried several times, but it was no use.