June 29, 2007, Newsletter Issue #117: Beauty and the Beast: The magic of character pairs

Tip of the Week

Sometimes you can create fictional magic just by placing two opposing characters in the same room. Consider opposites or "incompatibles" from real life that might make sparks on the page:

*Spunky waitress and self-absorbed tycoon
*Priest and drug addict
*Hippie chick and JCrew guy
*Southern belle and biker dude

Try making your own pairs--it doesnīt have to be about romance. Itīs about personalities that breed conflict and thus readability.

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