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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.)

King Scroggins
is a farmworker who wants to find a purpose in life.. He is generally warm and straight-forward, but sometimes cynical
Emily Blocker
is a dishwasher who wants to discover new things for the sake of knowledge.. She is generally considerate and respectful, but sometimes moody
Jacob Groth
is a president of the homeowner's association who wants to be a star.. He is generally generous and considerate, but sometimes contemptuous
Jessica Michel
is a sales manager who just wants to have friends.. She is generally appreciative and caring, but sometimes vague
  • 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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