Buddy Stories

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Hello friends. How are you today? Me? Meh, workin’ through the crap storm that is 2020. We, the Hubs, and I, are doing well with the Covid invasion. I am showing no symptoms while the Hubs’ sniffer broke. Besides that, you already know we said goodbye to our Bindi. We have spent the last few days trying to get the other two puppers comfortable with Bindi’s absence. I left out her sweater and harness for the boys to cuddle with. Her scent is still here and seems to comfort them, and me.

“I miss her too guys. I get it.”- me.

Thank you for all the love and support you sent my way. I appreciate it very much.

But…let’s get back to work. The Buddy Story! Like, Buddy the Elf? No, not that kinda buddy. We are talkin’ two besties walkin’ side by side on a journey. The two buddies tend to have two different talents that will serve them well on their adventure. Now, in all stories, one character will be a bit more central than the other. Normally it is the one who created ‘the plan’ to succeed in their goal. Like a love story we have two characters that are the focal point in the story. You, as the reader, will have the opportunity to connect with both.

I do love a good buddy story. Not as much as the angry, one-sided, action packed story full of vengeance like Deadpool. But that’s just me.

You know how this train of thought goes, right? I am working on the last few droplets hangin’ off the side of my cuppa. Time for a refill and a nibble if ya got ‘em. You do you and get what you need while I scamper out and roll out the reading rug. Scamper? What tha…? Anyway, don’t forget your copy of The Anatomy of Story by John Trudy. We are on pages 64-65. Hurry up, people. I got things to do. Not really, cuz…well, quarantine, but it made me feel important for a second. Just a sad lil second. **Sigh**

Benji needing some love from his fur-mama.

Back to the buddy story. Do you wanna be my buddy? I could really use one right now. No? Bummer. Okay- on with the show. Now, we have established we have two MCs. These are two similar characters with minor differences. In story theory, the ‘buddy’ is the first opponent in the story. When I say opponent, I don’t mean the life-or-death kind. Just the stand-in-your-way kind. Like siblings griping at one another.

In these types of novels there will be at least one outside main opponent that the MCs are struggling with. Along the way to their goal and the face off with Mr. Bad-guy, your buddies will bump into other minor opponents along the way. These interactions will help move the story forward. Progression in story and typically in your buddies. These minor opponents should not only have an issue with one or both characters but also have a distain for the closeness of the buddies. Like, their friendship was more important than__________ (fill in the blank). These encounters can distinguish each opponent and clear them up quickly while deepening the buddy’s connection to one another. 

As close as your buddies are, there is one thing that can and has set them against one another time and time again. This is something that can build and move along with the story. This issue can come to a head and bring them closer or divide them completely in the end. Need an example? All things Sam & Dean Winchester. Supernatural!

Did this help? Any questions? You know what to do. Reach out and I will do my best to get back to you.

Until then…

Please remember that I am not trying to write this book for you word for word. I am skipping a lot of detail. I highly suggest you purchase the book and read between the lines.

Polish your sparkle and keep twirling.

Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.

I’m always looking for new friends!

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Published by Ticia Rani

I am...interesting. I am a writer, dreamer, mom, wife, veteran, friend, villain, and the wearer of many hats, but I don't look good in hats- go figure. I LOVE TO WRITE. I want to tell stories. I want to make you laugh, cry, and scare the crap out of you, and make you ask "why the hell did you do that?" I want to make you cheer my characters on or want to shake the crap out of them for things they say and/or do. I want to bring you along for the ride. Ready? Set?...READ!!!

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