My WIP has gone though a complete overhaul at least 7 times since since its inception by a younger and simpler version of me. One of the biggest changes is the characters. Iíve sheared off quite a few underdeveloped ones and even let a few get their own stories (eventually). With fewer characters, I have more room to develop them and explore their interactions (which makes killing them off more difficult, but worth it).

My question is: Does having fewer characters make for better stories?

Bonus question: Have you ever developed a character enough so that they donít seem to fit in the story they were made for anymore?