Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
Not very many of my characters have children. Whenever one of my characters do have children though, unless the offspring is in some way integral to the story, I don’t think I show them that much. Patricia, in “To Turn A Blind Eye” has twins, but you don’t see them towards the end of the story, and even then their time is short. Sarena, in my spec script “Colic” has a child, Adam, but of course given the name of the story, Adam is a main “element” of the story.
I think with the harsh conditions my characters are forced to fight though, I subconsciously make them child-less, because children can complicate things in a story, they make more “things” less convenient. Which is why I now must change that. I don’t like when things are too convenient for my characters. Obstacles make things much more interesting.
Looks like things have just gotten worse for some of my characters. I won’t force it though. Almost nothing’s worse than forcing it.