Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Writer's Corner - Crossing The Best Friend Line
Here's another thorny one to discuss guys. How do we feel when best friends get together? I've grown up around a lot of boys, so inevitably I'm a bit of a tomboy. I prefer X-men and Transformers to Barbie and Top Model. My male friends have been like brothers to me, so the thought of having my female MC and her best friend fall in love feels a little...wrong. Don't even get me started on kissing a former best friend. I'm not knocking it, I just don't have any experience in the area and it's difficult to write.
How do you suddenly wake up one day and decide that the guy you've grown up with, you know, the same one that ate crayons and pushed you into the sandpit, is suddenly irresistible? At the moment I cannot think of a single book I've read where this dynamic has been done well. I'm not talking just friend, but best friends. That one person who gets you and knows what you're thinking and just happens to be the opposite gender. So help me out guys, can you think of any books where the best friend line has been crossed successfully? How do you feel about this?