IWSG July 2019: Traits and Things
in any story that I create. That seems like a good trade off. My friendship for your essence.
This post was written for The Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly blogging event and brought to you by founder and writer Alex J Cavanaugh. This month Alex has the help of these co-hosts: Erika Beebe, Natalie Aguirre, Jennifer Lane, MJ Fifield, Lisa Buie-Collard, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor! Please go visit them! July’s optional question is: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?
Within reason, I do collect traits and circumstances (from others) to use in my stories as needed. It could be something I admire or a trait that seems off to me—something out of the ordinary and interesting.
My hope is that if I should become famous or even read at all by others and my friends or family read my stories and recognize something familiar, that they will...maybe...feel flattered instead of angry. Maybe.
But writing my own boring self into my characters? Surely not.
However, upon reflection, it appears that I do write minor traits into some of my characters. Easy ones like:
- Curly hair,
- Hot temper,
- Red hair (mine was only reddish during high school),
- Blue eyes or
- Picky eater.
Not too exciting, but I’m pretty sure that most of my main chick characters, if I like them, have eyes of blue EVEN though I tell myself brown is my favorite eye color.
Maybe brown isn’t my favorite eye color. Maybe I DO like [my] blue eyes. Gee, that only took 100 years to acceptance.