How to Write Realistic Friendships

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Most good books will feature at least one friendship, if not a few, so it’s important to learn how to write them well. Whether the friendship is your main plot or a sub-plot, it’s important to make it believable. Your audience can’t connect with your characters and relate to their friendship if it’s completely unrealistic. Today, I’ll only be talking about platonic relationships, because romantic chemistry and relationships deserves a post of its own, but some of the tips will still apply. Having said that, let’s get started!


It is important to have your characters share some common interests. You can’t be friends with somebody if you have absolutely nothing to talk about or do together. There should be a reason your characters enjoy each other’s company. These interests can be pretty much anything, from science, to boxing, to a love of certain T.V. shows. This can also…

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  1. This is a really great post. I especially like the part about pretending each character has their own book. Even though we may not write as many words about the minor characters, it’s important to remember that they are just as complex as the main characters.

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  2. Hi BCB,

    Yes, great friendships in a story really make the story pop and hum: Frodo and Sam, the rabbits from Watership Down. I hope we all create memorable and real characters that we would also like to be friends with.



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