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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IWSG again already?

Ugh! These last months are faster than a whirlwind, and that's why I'm a little late today with this. 
It's October, already?

Anyway, it's again time for THE INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP . . .Better known as IWSG. For those who don't know what this is (and I assume most of you do), it's the most amazing group of writers, started by the just as fantastic Alex J. Cavanaugh. The purpose is to support, help, assist, offer advice, offer a shoulder, cheer on, and about anything else you can think of along these lines. Writing is a roller coaster ride, and writers need all the support they can get.

If you want to join in, head over to the main site and sign up.

And a very special thanks goes to this month's co-hosts!  Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Jennifer Hawes, and Tamara Narayan

As said, life is flying by faster than I can catch it right now. So. Much. To. Do!!! Luckily, this also includes the writing front. . .and a TON of regular life things.

So, I'm going to head right into this month's question, since I have no idea where to start otherwise

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

My characters are not me. I don't give my characters tidbits from my own past or similar likes or experiences or hobbies or values or anything along those lines. My characters are their own individuals with their own quirks and baggage. I'd never make them as odd. . .*cough*. . .weird. . .uhm. . .strange. . .
I'll just say no, I don't.

How's your month going? Ready for October goodness? Do you let a little of yourself show in your characters?


  1. I really don't either. They'd be really boring characters if I did.

  2. I draw from past experiences and use those emotions for characters. Other than that, I'll use a name from someone I know for a one time character who just needs a name.

  3. I definitely have characters who have things in common with me, but I can't do that kind of thing on purpose without wrecking everything. They're like little people in my head. :) I just take them as they show up.

  4. I'm pretty sure no one wants to read about characters as boring as me. :)

  5. Here and there, there are little things that are similar between my characters and I. Hopefully not too much though.

  6. Hope things slow down for you and if they do, let me know how you did it.

  7. Ha! I don't find much of myself in my characters, but I do find my characters in me. Is that strange?

  8. I like to steal my character traits from people I know. Here's hoping that life slows down for you a little.

  9. I'll add my hopes that life slows down for you. I do put bits & pieces of me in my characters. But then they grow and change.

  10. I do put some of myself into my characters, but it tends to be less "this is me" and more "this is how I'd like to be in this world/situation". I realized a while back that, of the two POV characters in my current book, one is who I'd like to be and one is who I'd probably end up being. ^_^

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