Ryan M. Church

Friends as Family in Literature

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Legends of Windemere

One of the more interesting things that came out of left field while writing Legends of Windemere was the Luke/Nyx relationship.  Normally, when someone says relationship, you think romance.  I’ll say now that it never happens.  The moment Nyx blurted out ‘little brother’ to Luke, I knew where it was going.  They’re friends who have a brother/sister relationship and the same goes for Nyx and Sari.  In fact, I’ve found that Nyx is a character trying to build a family since she lost her’s parents as a child.  This got me thinking how families aren’t always blood or traditional in the real world.  So, they shouldn’t be in fiction too.

I think many writers don’t go into these families as deeply as blood relations or even call them families.  In my own life, I’ve been told by people that friends are not family and can never take the place of…

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