posted by laura .
what's the difference between a major character and a minor? Is a minor like every other character besides the major characters?
There are usually only two or three major characters in a story, possibly two or three more in a book.
Major characters are also usually referred to as "round characters" -- http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/glossary/g/RoundCharacter.htm -- and the minor characters, as "flat characters."
Let us know if you have more questions.