This is my mom and dad:
Last Sunday they were married fifty five years.
No one in my family has ever been able to fit in my mom’s dress.
No one in my family has ever been as tall as my dad.
Also, my mom’s favorite movie is The Shining.
My dad’s favorite movie is The Milagro Beanfield War.
What are your parents wedding day pictures like? Huge wedding? Small wedding? No wedding? What about your MC’s parents wedding? Was it on the beach? In a church? On a rollercoaster?
What is your mom’s favorite movie?
What’s your dad’s?
Same thing with your MC . . . Get to know their background. Have some fun.
Most people wouldn’t guess my mom loves scary horrible movies. but she does. she loves scary horrible movies and playing the piano and reading books and eating chocolate.
Here is a picture of me and my sister and my mom.
My mom had that hairdo my whole life. I look at pictures of her with her first four kids (I’m the youngest of nine) and her hair is different. She pulled it up on top of her head and I wonder if it’s long. How long is it? how was she able to do it like that? I wonder when she decided to change it. Should I change mine? I wonder if she worried about it. I also wonder if she had smashed watermelon all over the floor.
What did your mom’s hair look like when she was younger?
What does it look like now?
What about your MC’s mom. Does she keep it the same decade after decade? Is it dyed pink?
Is there smashed watermelon on the floor of your MCs house? Does his/her mom keep up on that kind of stuff?
One more picture:
My dad loves my mom. My mom loves my dad. My dad is the most selfless person I know.
Write about your MC’s dad.
Write about his/her mom.
Maybe your own mom and dad.
I think we write to figure things out. I’m so far from figuring anything out but I do know my parents love each other. I know that is lucky. Most of my MC’s aren’t so lucky.
The more you know about your MC, what his/her family is like, especially his/her parents, you will know so much more about your story. Take some time to write all you can about those parents.