Friends are important. Let’s face it, without friends, our lives would be pretty boring.
Think of all the things we do with friends. It’s not just about talking, but helping in times of joy and sadness, being there in times of need, offering support to clean out the garage, take rubbish to the dump, or even washing the car.
We rely on our friends to give us rides when our car is in the shop or when we are going to the airport. We offer our thoughts and prayers when they are hurting and they do the same for us.
There are fun things we do together that span from luxurious vacations to a simple lunch out at a fast food restaurant.
Because we need friends, so do our characters.
Your task is to create a few profiles of potential friends for your protagonist. Make a list of five different character types. Make another list of things the two have in common. Match up one character type with one commonality.
Take something you’ve been working on and write a scene in which the friends interact. Be sure to include dialogue, because one thing that friends do is talk.
Have them walk about, see things, do things, eat things. Have them share ideas or secrets or concerns.
Most importantly is that they spend quality time together.
Have fun with this one.