When writing, how much are your characters like or unlike you?
I often find that my Heroine’s words and actions are similar to mine, though only when I’m in a good mood. When I’m not, it’s like someone else is in charge, and the Heroine has a voice of her own. I must admit that during these times, I’m very delighted that the female MC has finally spoken.
Moods can definitely add a little spunk to our writing, spice to our characters and allow the shy writer to not hold anything back. There have been times that I’ve been frustrated about writing a certain scene, or even my mind goes blank, and I just write my way out of it. (It might not be the best idea, but editing can always be done).
Now, writing about characters is not something that I enjoy at all, but I think that’s because I’m not a fan of talking about myself, however describing them is what I find fun. As for my Heroine, I write her to appear like I wish I looked, make her stronger than I am, and make her appealing to my readers.
How do you write your characters? Are they like you, or not?