Ok well I've got to make a decision. I cut a storyline out of my book, because of this I have a redundant character, his only use was to introduce a little back-story for the sub-plot I cut and he was only in two scene (albeit long ones). Now I know I should just drop him but I really liked writing him. He was one of the only characters in there who was drawn from life. So would it be vain for me to keep him in there just for the heck of it? Have you ever had to drop a character you liked?