Yes I know I just did a post yesterday and have been going out of order, but I like order...so I needed a Monday Musings.
Okay, so this weekend I was
In Roswell (which I did NOT spend all day watching yesterday), Liz and Max FINALLY start dating for real towards the end of season one. It had been building up since episode one and I had been eagerly awaiting for them to just finally admit that they were madly in love and going to live happily ever after in an alien/human relationship. BUT THEN...a new girl came into town and started some real tension between Liz and Max.
Why is this relevant (besides that I hate Tess)? You have to make your characters loveable and believeable before you go and throw a conflict that can tear them apart. Why would I care so much about two characters if I don't love their relationship? If something happened to someone you didn't care about in the book, would it matter?
I knew I had to do the same thing for my story and as I go through and revise I know to make the relationship so real that you'll be cheering for them to stay together and when controversy strikes...you'll sit there gasping in your seat. (Yes...I did that during Roswell and my husband and dog stared at me like I was an idiot.)
How do you build the relationship between your characters? WHY did the creators of Roswell have to bring Tess into the picture? Isn't Jason Behr gorgeous?