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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.)

Tyler Inman
is a heavy equiptment operator who wants to make everyone happy.. He is generally flexible and warm, but sometimes dull
Shirin Barajas
is a sales person who wants to find a purpose in life.. She is generally respectful and generous, but sometimes reckless
Diego Hardesty
is a college professor who wants a more exciting life.. He is generally idealistic and open, but sometimes stand-offish
Brittany Seaman
is a management analyst who loves to make people laugh at any cost.. She is generally friendly and warm, but sometimes pushy
  • 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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