2 Tips To Believably Show Relationship Depth Between Characters From Castle – Part 2


Photo by DoortenJ

Photo by DoortenJ

Castle is one of my favorite new, old series. By that I mean, I often wait until a series has a few seasons before watching it so I can watch the character arc. As I’ve been watching, I’ve picked up a few tips to show the depth of relationship between the characters without the strength of the romance showing through yet.

The first tip I shared earlier this week in Part 1 of this blog topic, when we looked at showing the depth of the fan craze Beckett has for Castle.

We laugh and secretly cheer as fate throws them together and yet they try so hard to keep things apart. Details like this play a huge role in establishing attraction and interest long before romantic sparks fly on the screen itself through a kiss or a date. This tip has given me great ideas to add into my own manuscript.

Now let’s take a sneak peak of another clip that gives us insight.

2 Tips To Believable Show Relationship Depth Between Characters From Castle – Part 2:

2. I Got Your Back Move. In the relationship between two characters, knowing that they have each other’s back and they trust each other to have their back is a sign of deep connection.

We especially see it when the other detective says he looks out for nermero uno and the Beckett promises to have Castle’s back and get him out of jail. Each of these moments show the depth of their relationship and how much the knowledge of the other having their back means to them.

This trick adds to the whole impression of depth in a relationship because it shows trust. Trust is required to show a deep relationship versus just a superficial one. It is a essential quality that can be easily shown through this technique.

Who do you know always has your character’s back? OR Who are your favorite examples of characters who have each other’s backs?


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

One thought on “2 Tips To Believably Show Relationship Depth Between Characters From Castle – Part 2

  1. Great clips. This is a good series to study, both for character development and dialogue!

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