As I already mentioned in my previous question, I'm writing a novel with personages both that I created and some already created by others (well, I wrote that when I was younger and now I just digitalize it). There are de facto two storylines.
- Party of characters from various universes, which is interrupted by enemies.
- Story of bunch of kids attending that party and which solve problem in 1.
My question is about the second storyline.
Now I'm thinking about reducing the number of characters (now I have 9 main characters, not including characters from 1).
But on the other hand, almost everyone brings something special to the story and also there is a moment, where a group of kids plays a football/soccer match against enemies to escape from kidnapping and for that a team is needed.
What would you recommend?
Here I will describe the main characters (names were changed):
Jack - Leader of group. He is able to solve every problem and has practical skills.
Hans - Sometimes he says or does something very silly, but in other cases he invents genial solutions. Lover of statistics.
Lily - Very lively girl. Main source of fun.
Millie - Very shy girl. Speaks rarely and fears from joining something. Together with Lily she makes blonde-brunette BFF duo.
In story, something strange happens and in some moments Lily behaves as Millie and Millie behaves as Lily. This leads to both jokes and problems.
David - Lively younger brother of Millie. Has silly ideas - f.ex. he wants to win over car in race. Loves sports.
Jürgen - Guy with not stable attitude.
Kiara - Younger sister of Hans. Lively.
Vanessa - Older sister of Jack.
Martin - Also loves sports like David.