Last week’s topic got me thinking about whether or not I could be friends with any of my female characters in real life? The answer should be yes, right? Since they have watered down or amped up versions of some of my personality traits and idiosyncracies. But I don’t know.
I like all of my heroines in my WIP pile, but I’m not sure all of them are best friend material. Would they come over to my house to dispose of an Oreo-sized bug I killed? Could I call them at 3am to share an aha moment I just had? Would they be real with me no matter what?
Heroine N is a no because she has the tendency to slice and dice folks with her words. She’s too mean for me. I could be friends with Heroine G. She’s low key like me and loves banana Laffy Taffy. I could definitely call her at 3 AM. Heroine D would be loads of fun and also has the potential to be lots of trouble. She’s high potent so I don’t know if I could hang out with her all the time.
So could you be friends with any of the heroines/heroes in your stories? Why or why not?