Two characters step onto the page and begin to interact. What do they say? How do they react to each other and play off each other? How do they respond when more characters join the party? It all depends on their character chemistry.
What Is Character Chemistry?
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, chemistry is "the complex emotional or psychological interaction between two people."
In real life, this interaction happens naturally. But in fiction, this interaction is carefully designed to create a specific emotional state between the characters. The goal of this chemical engineering is to keep readers emotionally invested in your characters all the way to the end.
Why Is Character Chemistry Important?
Character interaction is one of the main ways to create tension in your story. Tension is what makes your readers ask, "What will happen next?" and keeps them reading until the question is answered. Withou