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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.)

Will Elizondo
is a school administrator who wants to be a star.. He is generally accurate and spontaneous, but sometimes inflexible
Ammalee Rader
is a physician who wants to discover new things for the sake of knowledge.. She is generally warm and spontaneous, but sometimes fearful
Samuel Ali
is a filing clerk who wants to help someone important.. He is generally independent and humorous, but sometimes strict
Arianna Stahl
is a compliance officer who loves to make people laugh at any cost.. She is generally enthusiastic and enthusiastic, but sometimes stand-offish
  • 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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