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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.)

Dominique Bishop
is a rental clerk who wants to make the world a better place, at any cost.. He is generally determined and disciplined, but sometimes indifferent
Aurora Keller
is a securities sales agent who wants to be a star.. She is generally self-assured and enthusiastic, but sometimes complaining
Jesus Russell
is a registered nurse who wants to show them (the ones that laughed at him/her).. He is generally friendly and versatile, but sometimes prejudiced
Emily Underwood
is a accountant who wants to be the person everyone else envies.. She is generally determined and versatile, 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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