Imagine that you have three good friends. You’ve known each other for many years. You’ve traveled together, eaten together, shopped together. You’ve shared many wonderful moments and overcome difficulties that might have separated others. Through thick and thin you have remained friends.
What would they say are your most positive characteristics? Think beyond the obvious. For example, not just comments about your physical appearance or how clothes fit your body. What would they say?
Your task is to think about a character in one of your stories and the people that she considers friends. Make a list of those individuals.
Next to each name write at least one positive thing that the person would say about the character. Each person must say something different based upon experiences they have shared.
Choose a place in the story where you can insert at least one positive comment from the character’s friend. How does that play out? What does the character say or do in reaction?
Make sure it feels realistic and not forced.
Have fun with this one.