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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.)

Armel Kennedy
is a waiter/waitress who wants to avoid being hurt.. He is generally serious and considerate, but sometimes lazy
Michelle Griffin
is a driver who wants to be a star.. She is generally enthusiastic and humorous, but sometimes stubborn
Adonis Figueroa
is a guidance counselor who wants to make everyone happy.. He is generally accurate and orderly, but sometimes rude
Melissa Ellis
is a telephone installer who wants to see them pay for what they did.. She is generally tolerant and friendly, but sometimes inflexible
  • 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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