So, I’ve had a question on my mind I’ve been meaning to ask most of our resident authors here on the forum: have you ever used an old character (unpublished, of course) in one of your stories, upcoming or already released?
I ask this mostly because, as I’ve been drafting out ideas for my own story, I realized… I already have a pretty long list of existing characters whose character development I’ve already fleshed out and have a greater understanding of who they are as a person as opposed to the new characters currently forming and developing in this noggin of mine. Granted, there’s only one character I’m currently considering swapping out instead of the entire cast, but… I don’t know. I feel the need to get some opinions before making the decision.
I suppose my question is: is it acceptable to reuse an old character for a new story? Let me know what your opinions are.