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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.)

Alfonso Mills
is a human resource assistant who is determined to survive against any opposition.. He is generally accurate and patient, but sometimes mistrustful
Amanda Byrd
is a electronics engineer who just wants to relax and be left alone.. She is generally caring and dedicated, but sometimes strict
Maverick Carter
is a waiter/waitress who wants to be recognized and appreciated - because s/he deserves it!. He is generally open and humorous, but sometimes selfish
Molly Dunn
is a inspector who only wants what is rightfully hers/his.. She is generally patient and determined, but sometimes lazy
  • 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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