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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.)

Thomas Crawford
is a post-secondary teacher who wants to make everyone happy.. He is generally warm and self-assured, but sometimes shallow
Brianna Patrick
is a construction supervisor who wants excitement and adventure, even a little danger.. She is generally idealistic and humorous, but sometimes chaotic
Thrumond Holt
is a chief executive who wants to eliminate any debts (financial or karmic).. He is generally open and serious, but sometimes fearful
Liberty Little
is a hotel clerk who is goal-driven to succeed.. She is generally forceful and enthusiastic, but sometimes arrogant
  • 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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