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How Much of Myself Is In My Writing? #amwriting #mfrwauthor

Here we are in week 3 of the MFRW blog hop. All authors with blogs are welcome to participate. Each week, authors use MFRW’s writing prompt to create a meaningful blog post. Authors will post every Friday or as often as possible. Click here to check out other posts for this week.

Woman in the MirrorHow much of myself is in my writing and/or characters? That’s a good question. When I start to create my people, I already have a little kernel of knowledge of who they are in my mind.  As the process of getting to know them takes shape, the character asserts himself/herself and I find that, like with a new friend, there are habits or hobbies, jobs or locations that we share. Is it intentional on my part that we have these things or places in common? Maybe. Although I have been writing since I was fairly young, I’ve only been writing for a few years ‘professionally’ to one day publish a novel. So, I’ll leave it at maybe. Maybe I possibly, almost certainly, intentionally put me in my stories.

Tell me about your process in the comments. Do you appear anywhere in your writing?

5 thoughts on “How Much of Myself Is In My Writing? #amwriting #mfrwauthor”

  1. I find that my characters are mostly defined by their wound — and their wound is largely defined by the needs of the story. So putting myself into a story is impossible because as a fully rounded human being, my life isn’t defined by one single wound.

  2. I know I’m in my writing. Sometimes my preferences and attitudes show up in my protagonist. Sometimes behaviour I don’t admire shows up too! I don’t think it’s that easy to seperate ourselves from what we create 🙂

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