How many writers find parts of their own personalities in the heroes and heroines who populate their books? Can a person really write a story and not use their personal thoughts or experiences or influences. Maybe it isn’t the main characters, perhaps it is the best friend or even the despicable bad guy who is always throwing the main characters off track.
As I review my writing, I have found that bits of myself are included in my manuscript. Then, when I think about it, bits of several people I know or see are in my work. Little bits of personalities, personal habits…subtle influences on my thought processes!
I’m wondering how many writers see part of themselves in their own novels…not that they’d have to tell just what part of their personality shines through…just curious how much their own habits or lifestyles or thoughts are present in their writing.
Like I said, just curious,