Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there. Including my own and my husband–both terrific dads.
Most of the stories I write are young adult contemporary, and very often the fathers have a big part in the story.
More often, they tend to be absent, which of course affects my mc’s life in a big way, but sometimes the dad is a positive role model.
The funny thing is with the ‘good’ dads, they don’t show up a lot throughout the story.
I have one father that I love. A story about two teens, a dual pov between a boy and a girl, called Beyond the Wake. The boy’s father is abusive, and you hardly see him. But the girl’s father is involved with his kids’ life.
And even though he works a lot and isn’t present for much of the story, when he’s around, he has a positive effect. And he plays a huge role in the growth of the boy–who has some issues to work through.
As much as I like to have bad parents that help propel my story forward, I like seeing those good parents too.
Do fathers play a big role in the stories you write?