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How 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?
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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.
I hope to get to that point in my writing as well, Ed. I’m still exploring the possibilities. Thanks for stopping by.
That’s how it happens for me as well. I don’t set out to include things in my characters, but they happen organically as the character develops.
My characters often do things that surprise me. I think there is “something” of me in all of them, but they seem to take on their own personalities after awhile.
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 🙂