Well my plot deals with two sides of the same coin so I have two characters I’m thinking about but I’m not sure how to mold them or even how to give them a purpose they are really (right now) there to illustrate two different ideals on the same subject
And I’m not even sure I ever want them to meet each other
One of my current projects involves two separate storylines in the same book. Both storylines barely touch each other at all, but both involve my principle character. Without the ability to believe in and care about the character, neither storyline works. You have to break it down to bare basics. My character needs to do this. What is in his way? Why is it in the way? How does he overcome it?
A story is about plot, generally, though delve deeper and you’ll find most stories are the same. A character’s journey from start to finish and the changes to him on the way. Readers care about what happens to characters.