Story Ideas About Relationships and More...
Below are some story ideas about friendships and romantic relationships. At the bottom of the page, you'll find links to more fiction writing prompts.
Fiction Prompts about Relationships
1) Your character is a successful businessperson but so far has been unsuccessful in attracting potential romantic partners. S/he hires a consultant who promises to make him/her irresistible to men/women...
2) Your character is a nurse, who falls in love with his/her wealthy, terminally ill patient. Your character's afraid that if s/he acts on his/her love, the patient -- and everyone else -- will assume that your character is only after the patient's money...
3) Your character sees an interview with a celebrity and feels a powerful connection. Your character is sure that this celebrity is his/her soul-mate. But the celebrity doesn't even know that your character exists -- yet. Your character finds the celebrity's address online, and goes there one night, determined to get past security and meet the celebrity in person...
4) Your character borrows a large amount of money from his/her new boyfriend/girlfriend to invest in a business opportunity. But to your character's amazement, the business opportunity fails, and now s/he is unable to pay the money back. Unfortunately, the boyfriend/girlfriend is much less understanding than your character expected, and keeps asking about the money. Your character is afraid that if s/he doesn't find a way to return the loan, it may be the end of the relationship...
5) Your character decides to rent an apartment together with a good friend. As soon as they move in together, your character realizes s/he has made a big mistake. The friend is a terrible, terrible roommate (you decide why). What can your character do?
6) Your character suspects that his/her best friend is secretly trying to sabotage your character's marriage.
7) Your character's best friend confides in your character about his/her marital problems. Your character secretly thinks that his/her friend's wrong and the friend's husband/wife is right. But, wanting to be supportive of his/her friend, your character pretends to agree with him/her. Meanwhile, the marital problems are getting worse, the friend's behavior toward his/her husband/wife is becoming and more appalling, and your character is becoming more and more uncomfortable with his/her role in the situation...
8) Your character's best friend asks your character if he/she will take care of the friend's three children in the case of the friend's death. Your character dislikes children in general, and particularly dislikes the best friend's children, who are spoiled and badly behaved. Your character also has a lifestyle which is completely incompatible with raising children. However, the chances that the friend will suddenly die seem very remote, so your character says yes, believing that s/he will never have to follow through on his/her promise. Just six months later, the friend is killed in a car crash. The friend's lawyer calls your character to tell him/her that she/he has been made guardian of the children.
Romance Story Ideas
Here's the classic formula for a romance plot...
Two people are meant to be together, but there's a problem or obstacle in the
By changing the characters and the nature of the problem or obstacle, you can
come up with a new story plot. Here are some ideas...
- Character A is in hiding from a violent ex, using a false name. Anyone s/he
starts a new relationship with will be in danger.
- Character A falls in love with Character B, but s/he has children, and
Character B doesn't want to be a parent.
- Character A falls in love with Character B, who doesn't know that s/he's a
vampire/werewolf/extraterrestrial trying to blend in with human society.
- Character A falls in love with Character B, who is his/her boss. To reveal
his/her true feelings will put his/her job at risk.
- Character A has psychic powers which allow him/her to see into the future.
S/he feels powerfully attracted to Character B, but all of the omens suggest
that s/he ought to stay far away from this person.
- Character A is a political activist (you decide what his/her politics are).
She meets Character B at a political demonstration where they're on opposite
sides (protester and counter-protester). The two characters end up talking,
and there's a powerful mutual attraction, but can they overcome their very
different world views?
- Character A is hiding from the police who rightly or wrongly suspect him/her
of having committing a crime. Character B has no idea of his/her real
identity, and Character A can't decide whether to entrust him/her with the
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