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Characters who hate.

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Characters who hate.

CuddleBuggery: Characters who hate.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Characters who hate.

My characters don't like each other and it's kind of frustrating.  I don't know how to make them like each other.

Do I just put them in a room and leave them there together until they sort it out?  I'm trying to write a romance here but these two bastards aren't cooperating!  I don't think I'm asking for much.  Just some civility which might bloom into some kind of respect and eventually deepen into affection and love.

Instead it has to be all like, "You tricked my brother into fairy and now he's lost!"

"You've kidnapped me for my magical wish granting skills - sucks to be your brother!"

"Evil demon harpy!"

"Medieval moron!"

Then I try to avoid them killing each other and prematurely ending my novel. 

It's worse than having children!

3 Comments:

Blogger Lexie said...

Hmm, the killing each other would be a bit of a problem. Probably want to avoid that.

Usually, in books where the love interests start off hating each other, something happens to change the way at least one of them views the other. Sometimes it's gradual, but often there's an event that makes at least one feel a grudging sort of gratitude or pity for the other and that helps temper the squabbling. It really depends on the book, though.

November 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger CuddleBug said...

Yeah I know. Good advice! I guess I'm just so disappointed in them, you know? I don't want to force a relationship between two reluctant characters.

November 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Lexie said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes you plan things ahead of your characters and they clearly don't want to go where you're leading them, and it's frustrating.

November 5, 2011 at 9:09 PM  

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