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Secondary Characters Blog Hop

May 22, 2013 by Suzi

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Thank you to Rachel Schieffelbein for bringing us this fun blog hop. And congratulations on your soon-to-be-released story, Secondary Characters. And thank you also to all these lovely co-hosts: Theresa Paolo, Kelley Lynn, Jessica Saylor, Jenny MorrisCassie Mae

Sometimes secondary characters steal the show, (or the book) and become our favorites. Whether it’s the funny best friend or that goofy kid next door,
we want to know what secondary characters
you just couldn’t get enough of and why.
I’ve got a few characters I’d like to mention.
First is my own character. Which unfortunately is in an unpublished novel, so it’s not available to read.
Murphy from THE PROPER WAY TO SAY GOODBYE. He is the best friend of my main character Chloe. He is a totally sweet guy—not the hottest one, not the wittiest, but loyal and caring. But I’m biased of course. And I hope you all will be able to meet him someday an love him just as much as I do.
Another character I really liked was Laura from CLAWS by Will Weaver. She’s a spunky girl, tough on the outside, but hurting on the inside. The main character was Jed, and the book was good, but I also think the story would’ve been fun to hear from her pov.
This is an old one, and it’s from a movie, but I’m going to go with Chunk from THE GOONIES. He’s the chubby-funny kid, pictured on the right, kneeling down.
I was a kid when this movie came out and loved it. I watched it recently with my kids, and I still laughed. Chunk is a riot, and he’s got several great scenes. He’s the kind of kid who isn’t necessarily trying to be funny, but is. A little dopey, but he makes you laugh and is a good, loyal friend.

So I know you probably haven’t read THE PROPER WAY, but have you seen THE GOONIES or read CLAWS?
Here is the linky list to go check out the others.


  1. Dani says:

    Wow! Love the new page look!!!
    Murphy sounds like a true BFF and a great sidekick for sure!
    Love the Goonies!

  2. Theresa says:

    You changed your blog design! I love it!

    Murphy is the best! Such a great character. Never heard of Claws. But I have heard of the Goonies!! Love that movie!! Great choice! :)

  3. I loved Chunk. That scene where he spills the beans and the bad guy says he likes him just cracked me up.

  4. Rachel Schieffelbein says:

    I loved Goonies! Such a great movie. And Chunk was great. :) Thanks for cohosting, Suzi!

  5. Aww I love The Goonies – it’s a great feel-good movie. It’s always fun to watch, and Chunk is a great secondary character! :)

  6. Chunk totally made Goonies! Great choice :)

  7. Loved THE GOONIES! Chunk was so funny – the whole cast was great. Now I want to watch it again! :)

  8. Wow! Saw The Goonies sooooo long ago. Might be time to watch it again!

  9. Tyrean says:

    Loved Chunk in the Goonies! Also, some other secondary character favorites I have are: Graff and Valentine in Ender’s Game, Sam in LOTR, Luna Lovegood and Neville in Harry Potter, and . . .well, the list goes on.
    Great post!

  10. Jaybird says:

    YAY! Chunk is the bomb. He was so awesome in that movie. Who could forget the Truffle Shuffle?

  11. Jenny Morris says:

    I really like your new blog look. :) Chunk was AWESOME! You should come visit me and we can go to Astoria and visit where they filmed the movie.

  12. Murphy sounds like a great character!

  13. I saw the Goonies many years ago. It was filmed in my former home state, Oregon, near Astoria.

  14. I grew up on The Goonies and love it. Whenever I think of Chunk I think of the Truffle Shuffle, or the scene when he starts confessing to everything he ever did wrong. I also loved mouth. The scene where he’s “translating” to the maid is hilarious.

  15. I haven’t read Claws but I saw the Goonies when I was in college.

  16. CHUNK! Aw, man! How could I not think of Goonies! So many great characters in that show. :) And for the love – go rent Serendipity RIGHT-NOW! :)

  17. Saw none of these but I’m glad you enjoyed these characters.

  18. cheryl says:

    Chuck and ‘The Goonies’ were fantastic. :)

  19. unikorna says:

    My secondary characters are very much inspired from people I know, they are hardly likable but …believable…I hope :).

  20. Remember the “Truffle Shuffle”? Classic.

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