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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IWSG: Personalized Characters

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive.Every month, they will announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

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OCTOBER QUESTION: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

My Answer - Yes, there is a little of me in every heroine I create, a little of my husband in every hero, and a little of anyone who aggravates me in my villains ;-)

How about you? Do you ever include personal details in your character creation?

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I promise I won't aggravate you!

Em-Musing said...

Oh, yeah, villains. Yup, people that tick me off become great fodder for characters.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Think we use our life experiences as a basis for our stories, Sylvia. Even though I write for children, I use memories of my own childhood, and the time spent teaching young children, as content for my books :0)