Have you ever struggled with writing best-friend relationships between girl characters? Today I’ll be sharing with you 3 tips on creating a realistic one!
Let’s get started!
1. Being Physical
One thing I’ve noticed and have certainly done myself is that girls just randomly touch each other when talking. Not in any weird way – in fact, it feels perfectly normal.
We don’t mind touching each other’s shoulders or playfully elbowing each other, or even leaning on each other. Oh, and don’t get me started on the hugging. We have no qualms about just randomly hugging each other.
2. Getting Way Too Excited
As best friends, girls can get literally way too hyper and excited about basically nothing. We could end up jumping up and down and yelling at each other really excitedly, or we can die laughing, or our voices will just get super high.
orrrrr all of the above
When something awesome happens to our best friend it’s perfectly normal for us to start squealing for them. I know that sounds super weird but I guess it’s just how we work!
3. We Just ‘Get’ Each Other
I’m pretty sure this is something that happens with any best-friend relationship, but once you take the top tips and begin weaving it into this next tip, the girly personalities and best friend relationship will weave together into one!
Best friend’s ‘get’ each other. We can:
- finish each other’s sentences
- understand each other’s feelings
- have the same hobbies (‘opposites attract’ does not really apply here. Especially when it comes to best friends. The reason that they like the same things is probably how they ended up bonding in the first place).
- work together really well in situations like sports or activities and hobbies they share.
- trust each other.
- talk about anything without feeling weird
Include all these things and your friendship relationships will immediately feel more realistic.
*A Word of Advice:
The tips I’ve given you on writing girl’s personalities is not 100% applicable to every girl. I’ve witnessed many different friendships girls have with one another and they aren’t all so ‘girly’ (so don’t be weirded out and don’t assume every girl acts like this!).
Still, these are some great things to definitely work off of and weave into your writing! Hoped this helped anyone who struggles to write girl’s friendships!
This is just a base layer for girl’s friendships. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently and I might do another post on digging deeper into how these friendships can be slid in when writing. What do you guys think?
Have you ever struggled with writing best-friend relationships between characters? Or, more specifically, between girls?
Have you ever struggled with writing realistic dynamics between two girl characters?
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