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.)

William Cain
is a financial planner who wants to be a star.. He is generally creative and self-assured, but sometimes indifferent
Tearah Lopez
is a institutional cook who just wants to be good for goodness sake.. She is generally persuasive and accurate, but sometimes prejudiced
Dylan Miles
is a commodities sales agent who wants to be unique and original.. He is generally idealistic and determined, but sometimes cynical
Mia McDonald
is a coach who longs to have a secure and happy life.. She is generally enthusiastic and trustworthy, but sometimes fanatical
  • 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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