This month’s question: “Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?”
Hmm, an intriguing question posed by IWSG. “Personal” could mean just about anything in my mind so I’d have to answer this honestly with a YES.
Many of my main characters have pieces of me injected in them which make the stories I write personal and meaningful to me. They entice me to finish each story so not to leave them incomplete which borders tragic in my mind.
The characters may have some of my physical attributes, but mostly I inject events and emotions that I’ve experienced in hope to make the stories more dramatic and real to the reader.
Granted, majority of the stories I write are short so it’s relatively easy to finish. Writing a book-length story is a different matter in that I’ve yet to complete a full first draft since 2008 (my first and only full draft from NaNoWriMo which still sits on my hard-drive). However, this year I hope to change that. I will post more about this later this week.
What about you? How much of yourself do you include in your writing?