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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.)

William Koontz
is a hotel clerk who wants to keep a promise.. He is generally patient and flexible, but sometimes prejudiced
Ainsley Ulmer
is a chief executive who wants to make a difference in the world.. She is generally orderly and dedicated, but sometimes rude
Jacob Bowling
is a records clerk who is goal-driven to succeed.. He is generally practical and orderly, but sometimes shy
Charity Mayo
is a delivery truck driver who wants to fulfill a prophecy.. She is generally considerate and practical, but sometimes stubborn
  • 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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