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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.)

Reagan Linares
is a teaching assistant who has forgotten what s/he wants.. He is generally self-assured and observant, but sometimes strict
Elizabeth Pannell
is a heavy equiptment operator who just wants more, no matter how much s/he has.. She is generally open and flexible, but sometimes reckless
Corbin Haag
is a legal assistant who just wants to have friends.. He is generally flexible and honest, but sometimes selfish
Patricia Woodcock
is a teaching assistant who wants to find a purpose in life.. She is generally logical and warm, but sometimes chaotic
  • 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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