3 Tips on How To Write Relatable Families in Fiction

Families are challenging.

Whether it’s parents, siblings, aunts, or uncles, the people who share our blood are not always easy to get along with, love, or even like at times. I always find it interesting when a child begins to spend time at a friend’s house. The experience is usually enlightening, because they begin to step away from their familiar world, and discover new rituals, cultures, and habits. From the food served, the interactions and dynamics of the group, to the physical home itself, we are all unique. It can be an exciting revelation to suddenly understand the world is a big place and there is not just one way to be, or do, or think. As our social world expands and we age, hopefully we grow and change ourselves.

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