Hey, I'm running into a problem with one of my stories...I want to make the friendship important, something the readers care about, and I'm struggling with it. You know how in certain books/movies there are friendship scenes done so poignantly that you kind of want to cry - like in King's "Dreamcatchers" when the four friends offer to Duddit's mom to walk him to school, and in LOTR when Sam is always there for Frodo? (there are several scenes like this.) This is what I'm trying to achieve, but I'm not sure how to do it the best way. I can write fun and funny scenes shared between friends, but what about sad scenes? What if close friendships drift apart or shatter - what's the best way to show the emotions by showing, not telling? In addition to asking how to best do it, I'd also like to ask how to NOT do it. What automatically screams "cheesy purple prose"? Thanks!!!