Relationship Prompts

Relationship Prompts

One of the things that can really fuel your story is the relationship between characters. This may be the protagonist and antagonist, but it can also be a relationship between one of your main characters and a minor character, or an subplot between two minor characters.

If you get stuck in the middle of your story, a relationship prompt may give you something to get the story moving again.

Pick two of the characters below and see how many of the questions you can answer with them. (Feel free to substitute one of you own characters if you are already in the middle of a story and trying to get unstuck.)

Larry Bates
is a loan clerk who only wants what is rightfully hers/his.. He is generally versatile and versatile, but sometimes selfish
Angelina Hernandez
is a sewing machine operator who tries to do good, but uses questionable methods to do it.. She is generally independent and generous, but sometimes shy
Nathan Wells
is a secretary who will do anything for his/her next meal.. He is generally trustworthy and tolerant, but sometimes passive
Dee Estrada
is a paralegal who just wants more, no matter how much s/he has.. She is generally adventurous and practical, but sometimes contemptuous
  • How did these two meet for the first time?
  • What is it that attracts these two to each other?
  • What is it that they hate about each other?
  • How can they help each other?
  • How do they hold each other back?


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