1. vellichor

    vellichor New Member

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    How do you describe a loving/expressive family?

    Discussion in 'Descriptive Development' started by vellichor, Jul 16, 2021.

    I'm stuck on this. The ideas I've come up with has gotten repetitive- mostly revolving around warmth and familial love.
    It can range from description to dialogue.

    Thanks for your inspiration in advance! I'm new and excited to read your responses :- )
     
  2. Xoic

    Xoic Prognosticator of Arcana Ridiculosum Contributor

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    This is way too broad, it's like asking "How would you describe dogs?"

    What are you having trouble with specifically? Maybe you could post the part you're having trouble with in the workshop (you'll need to first do 2 critiques on other people's work). Or tell us much more specifically what the problem is.
     
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  3. Thomas Larmore

    Thomas Larmore Senior Member

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    If you do have a loving, caring family don't overdo it. People know happy families exist in fiction only to set up a plot that destroys their happiness.
     
  4. Azuresun

    Azuresun Senior Member

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    A couple of suggestions:

    They stay in touch, often offering help if someone in the family needs it, or just meeting up to have a chat or share some gossip. Rather than being passively friendly, show them actively helping each other with no concerns about convenience or repayment.

    Maybe have a character from a less happy family see them together, and notice the difference.
     

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