WEEK TWENTY OF THE SURVEY FOR AUTHORS!
QUESTIONS ARE HERE!
Today's question: What are your favorite character interactions to write? (Arguments? Love scenes? Brawls?)
I guess that's kind of an unclear question. I like to relay character interactions through dialogue, but I'm unsure of whether this question is asking me to pinpoint a particular KIND of interaction I like to portray? I guess so.
I think my favorite conversations between characters are the ones where two people who know each other very well help each other through an identity crisis or moral dilemma. I love having one character gently lead another--while providing moral support--to a conclusion that they're both satisfied with. Usually there are tears. Sometimes there's anger. And there's almost always a hug in there somewhere.
I've written this happening between mothers and daughters; between best friends; between significant others; between teachers and students. I especially like reversals, where the character who usually needs counseling becomes the counselor instead. I also kinda enjoy it when two very close characters are mildly verbally abusive to one another--some people probably think that's weird, but I love it when two people know each other well enough to insult each other and further underscore their unconditional love.