Friday, June 1, 2012

Breaking up the team

I've seen it happen in all sorts of stories. They separate the buddies. Kirk and Spock, Richard and Kahlan, Han and Chewbacca, Alec and Seregil - the magic is in their relationship, their banter, they way they save each other's lives. So when you separate them, often the story loses a little interest for me.

Now there's always going to be the secret quest, or a kidnapping here and there to spice things up. But I think it's very important to bring the characters back together as soon as possible. I'm working through that now. It made sense to separate them at the time, but now I see I've fallen into that same old trap. I need to get them back together pronto.

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