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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.)

Jayden Butcher
is a nurses aide who wants excitement and adventure, even a little danger.. He is generally patient and orderly, but sometimes wasteful
Jasmine Cason
is a executive secretary who wants to help someone s/he cares about.. She is generally persuasive and forceful, but sometimes inhibited
Miguel Nye
is a restaurant host/hostess who wants to be on the right side when justice prevails. He is generally enthusiastic and lively, but sometimes strict
Claire Sandoval
is a registered nurse who just wants to help (everyone/always).. She is generally respectful and self-assured, 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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