Wednesday, July 3, 2019

JULY IWSG

Welcome to July. This year is speeding past. Hope you all enjoy each day. And you know what today is. Yes!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

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His awesome co-hosts for the July 3 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, Natalie Aguirre, Jennifer Lane, MJ Fifield, Lisa Buie-Collard, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!


Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!


July 3 question: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?


Good question. I'm thinking. Not easy to do.

Goodness. This is tough. I haven't on purpose written any of my personal traits in a book, but as I think about it I'd have to say honesty, caring about others, or like in one of my books, dissatisfied with the way I looked and acted. I'd have to think some more about this.

How about you?


Have a safe 4th of July. 









24 comments:

  1. Maybe it was a little too easy for me to come up with my answer. LOL

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    1. Mm, sounds interesting, Diane. I have to take a look at your answer.

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  2. Some of me seeps into my stories too. Weight issues and being too responsible are two that come to mind.

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    1. I guess it's natural that a part of us would be in our characters, Natalie. Thanks for sharing your answers.

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  3. Hmmmmm...very good question indeed! I must ponder this a bit. I don't intentionally do so but imagine I must to some degree.

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    1. Hi, Karin. I hadn't thought about it, but looking back at my novels, I can see a glimpse of me in some of the characters. I never knew.
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  4. Honest and caring about others are wonderful traits to have and to pass on to your characters.

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    1. I suppose that's the reason I like for my novels to have happy endings, Chrys. :)

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  5. Question made you think, didn't it?

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    1. It sure did make me think, Alex. And that's not easy.

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  6. Rocking the neurotic writing world, yeah!

    Many of my characters have appearance concerns. I can relate.

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    1. Ah, that's a good one, Jennifer. Yes, I can relate to that one too.

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  7. Such qualities aren't bad to put in and have indeed.

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    1. I guess so, Pat. Maybe I should try some more exciting qualities and see how that works out.

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  8. I think if my characters are anything like me, it wasn't on purpose. Sometimes these things just sneak in.

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    1. You sound like me, Sarah. I never though about my characters being like me. Now, I will. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. This question does set you to thinking and re-examining what you've written, doesn't it? I've been asked this question before, but I've only answered it verbally. Since I had to write my response, I gave it more serious consideration. And guess what? Yes. I do put a lot of myself into my characters.

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    1. This has been an interesting question, Lee. I'd never thought about it. Surprising when we look at our characters. I never would have thought it.

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  10. My characters are flawed to the extreme, but seem to make the right decisions when it counts. There might be hope for me yet. Great post. Happy IWSG!

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    1. And making the right decisions is the important part, Adrienne. I think flawed characters make a story interesting. After all, real people are not perfect. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. None of my characters are exactly me- but there is a little bit of me in each of them I think. :)
    ~Jess

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  12. At times characters do tend to get some of the authors traits and I think it's inevitable. As these characters are figment of the authors imagination.

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    1. Makes sense, New Release Books. Maybe unconsciously we put a part of our selves into our characters. Kind of neat to think about it. Thanks for stopping by.

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