Three Reasons Why Unlikely Character Friendships Should Be Included In Your Novel

Three Reasons Why Unlikely Character Friendships Should Be Included In Your Novel

Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Rae Elliott to The Educated Writer!

As writers, we tend to pair up characters that either:

A) Take on the world together like best buds
B) Fight relentlessly until someone dies or bends (or both)

So what relationship isn’t getting as much love? Unlikely character friendships that challenge character growth. Consider examples like Dustin Henderson and Steve Harrington of Stranger Things, Legolas and Gimli of Lord of the Rings, and Carl Fredricksen and Russell of UP. What can these awesome pairings teach us about the value of unlikely character friendships?

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