What got me thinking about all this? I was rereading Live To Tell last night, and realized it's probably one of my favourites of the stories I've written recently. And no Methos at all! It's just Duncan. Then I realized that Duncan has been more of a presence in my more recent fic. Initially, I tried including him more becuase I have such good friends who love the guy. But the more I used him, the more comfortable I felt writing him. I'd never really felt I wrote a good Duncan, probably because, like Nick, he isn't a character I've always liked all that well at times, and I didn't want my personal feelings to colour them unfairly. But I think I have more of an appreciation for him as well now. Writing a character is kind of like getting to know a new person in RL, I think. You start spending more time together as you get to know each other and develop a relationship. And it's always good to have more people in your life, whether they're real or fictional!
Anyone else have characters they never really paid a lot of attention to that you now find yourself taking a second look at?