4. Add Lines and a Description for Each Connection

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In this lesson, you will use lines and arrows to show how characters are connected, format the lines and arrows, and add a brief description for each connection.

Using lines and arrows helps show the relationships between characters, and adding a brief description on each line or arrow also helps to explain the role of each character in the book.

To begin, draw arrows to show relationships between characters.

Use lines and connectors to show other types of relationships, such as family members or a pet.

The connections in your map will probably not just be family and friends, so use other types of connectors to show how characters relate in the story.

Make each of the arrows a different thickness or color for emphasis and distinction.

You may want to change the thickness of some lines, And use different colors for others.

This can help show different types of connections and relationships in a visual way.

Finally, add text boxes to your drawing so you can add a brief description for each connection.

As you’re choosing what to write, think about what that character’s relationship is to the main character...

And what their main role is in the story.

Format the text.


  1. Use lines, arrows, and other connectors to show character relationships.
  2. Format the arrows and lines to show different relationships.
  3. Add a brief description for each connection.
  4. Format the text.