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Establishing Relationships

Whether we’re writing new relationships or long-term ones we need to establish and develop them. Each relationship has its own jokes, shorthand, and history and we need to show this through what characters say and do. 786 more words

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Supporting the Network

Whether our characters are old friends or new friends, or a combination of both, it’s very possible that they will be part of a group. Sometimes this group remains mostly the same for the entire story, such as the crew of the original… 653 more words

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The Long-Term Friendship

Where friends characters find along the way can present problems when we’re writing when characters have friends before the story begins this presents a different set of problems. 657 more words

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Found Friends

Often, but not always, part of a story is about characters finding friends, whether it’s the two detectives partnered for the first time, a character going on a quest and meeting allies on the way, or, in some cases, the beginnings of a romantic relationship. 553 more words

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Friendship in Fiction

This week we’re looking at the different types of friendships portrayed in fiction whether they’re friends characters meet along the way, old friends, or groups each character will interact with these friendships differently. 110 more words

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Using The Characters

When we’re building atmosphere in a story it can be affected by the perspective of characters. Every character has their own viewpoint with their own preconceived notions, fears, memories and loves and all of these will change how they interact with their surroundings and the interpretation they give. 586 more words

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Picking The Place

When we’re building the atmosphere of a place we don’t have to pick a place that immediately suggests the atmosphere we want to build. Classic examples in British fiction could be the gothic mansion, or a medieval castle, or a graveyard when we want a creepy setting. 572 more words

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