Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog. Today I am sharing a post originally published three years ago. This seemed to be a popular one,
so I thought I'd post it again so I can play in the hot summer sun!
I hope you are enjoying your summer to the max AND keeping comfortably cool.
This was the July Question a few years ago at the IWSG Blog Hop.
What personal traits have you written into your character?
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- Yes, she is the daughter of a funeral director just like me.
- She works hard and is reliable like me.
- She eats the same food I do.
- Her condo is decorated like a home I would have if I were 35 years old again.
- The funeral home she works in is modeled after my Dad's funeral home.
- She overthinks things like I do.
- She's smart like me. (wink wink)
In fact, I had a very, very, very difficult time establishing this character because I was too up close and personal with her. When I finally separated me from Lauren and stepped back to get a different perspective of her, I was able to continue writing the book.
I have never had a problem developing a character and using my imagination to conjure her up. But since she was me (I?), I guess I couldn't get the brainstorming/creativity to flow.
Have you ever had that problem when developing a character or discovered a character in a story who was like you?
Please leave a comment below and let us know your experience. Thank you!!
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