From The Desk of Liz Ensley:
There seems to be very little available, in the way of resources of wha, exactly, the purpose of a so-called "secondary character" is. I decided on a bit of research into the matter. This is my Googled and Clusty'd linky things for later perusal.
If The Viewpoint Characte Is A Secondary Character
More later--but if you're passing by, and you see anything interesting on secondary characters, then please, let me know!
Jungian Novel Writing
2003 "Wrangling wih Writing" Conference
Straight Writers, Tangled Issues
Sewanee Writer's Cnoference Notes
CRAFT: Moron descriptions
CRAFT: First Person Point of View
How To Develop A Growing Fantasy Character
Writing Wonder (PDF) by Brad Strickland
Foil (Literature) on Wikipedia
Building Character, Part 1 by Melanie Spiller
08.21.06 Revising characters Posted in Craft, Characterization at 10:30 pm By Carol Berg
Taking One for the Team: "Memorable Supporting Characters"
Creating a Cast of Characters with Maureen McKade
July Meeting Summary
Tina M. Novinski