This is not a drill! I have a special extra blog this week and taking a break from my series, just for today I promise! This is a sample sketch that you can use to flesh out the relationship. Just remember your character’s are still individuals so this is just how they are together.
MC Name: Love Interest's Name: Any Nicknames they have: When they met: (Include month, year, age, season, etc.) How they met: (where, day, night, what pretenses, etc) When they officially got together: (how long after they met, etc.) Monogamous or not: What type of Romantic Love: [ ] Passionate (absorbing the other person, sexual desire, tenderness, and intense emotion, physical, evolutionary use: procreation) [ ] Compassionate (warmth, trust, tolerance, intimacy, sharing, commitment, mental, long-term relationship) [ ] Consummate (shares everything from the passion physical aspect to mental and compassionate) How long have they been together?: (at the beginning, end, middle, wherever it matters to know) Living Situation: (Do they live together, visit, roommates, parents?) Species of Each: (for those SciFi and supernatural/paranormal people) Their Similarities: Their Differences: What do they do together: (Movie nights on Wednesdays, dinner on Friday etc.) What do they do alone: (gym, writing class, etc.) Shared Beliefs: Shared Values: Different Beliefs: Different Values: Astrological Signs and Compatibility: (Come on a water sign with an air sign!) Family (How do they get along with each other's family.) MC #1. Father: Relationship: MC #1. Mother: Relationship: LI #1. Father: Relationship: LI #1. Mother: Relationship: Brothers MC #1 1. Relationship: LI #1: 1. Relationship: Sisters MC #1. 1. Relationship LI #1 1. Relationship: Children MC #1 1. Relationship LI #1 1. Relationship: Friends: MC #1 1. Relationship: LI #1 1. Relationship: Pets: Relationship: Socio/Economic/Political Political Affiliations 1. 2. Economic Class 1. 2. Social Class 1. 2. Occupation 1 2 Income 1 2 Residence 1 2 Transportation 1 2 Interests Fave Food: 1 2 Sports 1 2 Books 1 2 Show 1 2 Music 1 2 Color 1 2 Clothing Style/Preferences 1 2 Hobbies 1 2 Role Models 1 2 Likes 1 2 Dislikes 1 2 Good Qualities they Share: Good Qualities that differ: Bad Qualities they share: Bad qualities they differ: How do they complement each other: Strengths in Relationship: Weaknesses of Relationships: Habits they share: Habits that differ: Fears each posses of the relationship: Loves they share: Loves that differ: Hates that share: Hates that Differ: How do their personality types work together?: As a whole, how do they react with the outside world?: As a whole, how is their stability?: As a whole, how are their convictions and faith: How do they operate under stressful situations?: How do they express themselves?: How do others view them? Other needed to know: What have they positively experienced together: What have they grown up with that influences their relationship? + - Bad experiences together? What individually influences that? + - What were their goals when they first got together?: How have their goals changed throughout the book: How do they complement each other: What future plot twists and conflicts planned for the characters' relationship? Remember: Opposites Attract to encourage growth together. Use Complementary Traits That's it for today! Allya