For today’s exercise, consider your protagonist’s relationships and how they factor into conflict. You don’t need to focus on the main antagonist conflict, but can choose any relationship between your character and friend, colleague, sidekick, or family member.

  • What is the relationship?
  • What is the most frequent conflict arising between these two characters?
  • Does the other character remind your protagonist of someone? Who?
  • How does this conflict mirror others your protagonist becomes involved in?