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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.)

Aidan Almeida
is a auditor who just wants the money.. He is generally enthusiastic and persuasive, but sometimes impatient
Dorothy Banda
is a paralegal who wants to be strong so no one can hurt him/her.. She is generally considerate and honest, but sometimes dull
Isaac Duvall
is a telephone repair person who wants life to settle down and get boring for a change.. He is generally orderly and intelligent, but sometimes chaotic
Dakota Page
is a nurse who wants to avoid being hurt.. She is generally practical and accurate, but sometimes hard
  • 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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