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.)

Devin Morrow
is a sales person who wants to show them (the ones that laughed at him/her).. He is generally self-assured and considerate, but sometimes arrogant
Christine Ross
is a office supervisor who wants to prove his/her femininity.. She is generally spontaneous and respectful, but sometimes shallow
Ian Moss
is a advertising sales agent who wants to find some meaning for life.. He is generally dedicated and lively, but sometimes indifferent
Deborah Massey
is a dental assistant who wants to be on the right side when justice prevails. She is generally dedicated and persuasive, but sometimes hard
  • 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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