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#IWSG Inserting Yourself into Your Characters #amwriting

Doh! I almost forgot IWSG two months in a row (busy fall at my day job). Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for creating this supportive group.


October’s Question: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?

Oh, yes, in multiple books, on purpose. (That sounds narcissistic!) As a psychologist/author (psycho author), I throw all of my characters into therapy, and the therapist character often channels me in some way. And in my swimming novel, Streamline, the heroine’s friend was a backstroker who struggled with her body image–also autobiographical.

I look forward to hearing how other authors have inserted themselves into their characters.

How is your writing? I’m 80% done with my romantic suspense and I’m really excited about releasing it into the world maybe January or February of 2018. I keep changing the title (my original idea was Twin Sacrifice) and my latest brainstorm is My Life For My Brother. How does that title sound to you?

8 thoughts on “#IWSG Inserting Yourself into Your Characters #amwriting”

  1. They say write what you know. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoyed the therapy sessions in the Conduct Series. I like both titles. Twin Sacrifice sounds like a thriller to me, whereas My Life for My Brothers sounds like a drama.

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  2. My first fiction book was about an Olympic swimmer. While I couldn't relate to that (love to swim but I'm not fast and prefer to just hang out underwater) a lot of me ended up in many of the characters.

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