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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

RTW -- Real World Characters

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs.You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:
Who have you written into a book?

Most of the similarities with my characters to real life people is subconscious (seriously, I swear it is) but here are a few that I could think of.

Kaye's father in Burning Bridges has qualities from both my mom and my grandpa. The guy that played me my sophomore year is in Jump where I borrowed his player qualities and some of his arrogance. My ex-crush is written into several of my stories. My boyfriend is going to be in Cardinal Three but I haven't gotten to the point where he enters the story quite yet.

I don't really steal exact qualities that I can think of afterward, it's more like I steal parts of personalities like arrogance or obnoxiousness or shyness...

5 comments:

Alison Miller said...

Oh what sweet revenge we can exact - just kidding. I have various personality sprinkles in my characters, but there are some who could trade places with my imaginary friends. :)

Marquita Hockaday said...

I def. do the same...take out key portions of a person's personality and give it to a character :D Good response!

KO: The Insect Collector said...

parts of personalities-- that's the way to do it!

Jess said...

Players make great characters--I've definitely used one myself... :)

Kaitlin Ward said...

Yes--parts of personalities, that's exactly what I do sometimes.