Which of your characters is the most like you? In what way?
Filed under Kimberly, writing
Gee, that’s a hard one. I like a lot of my characters for different reasons. I think one of my favs is Keely from Scythe. She’s a sci-fi/comic geek like me who lives like she wants and makes no apologies. She’s driven, ambitious, but with a deep love for people. She’s no one’s fool, and definately not a push over. She has a spine of steele and a heart of gold.
For heroes – I would have to go with a secondary character named, Karl, from Immorati. He is so real. Down to Earth. He’s tough and fair, protective and terribly sweet without losing any of his alpha male qualities. His dialogue is probably some of the truest I’ve ever written. He doesn’t get the girl – in that book – but he will get her in another one.
I think maybe Eric from Trusting Destiny. Mixed with Maddy from Twice as High (I’m polishing it now).
Eric for thought process and verbal economy; Maddy for attitude.
Leah Wright (aka Iron Maiden) is the character who is most like me. She’s actually most like someone very close to me, who I love and admire very deeply, but Leah has some traits in common with me. Specifically, her love of pulp fiction, being a fan of comics and SF/F, her writing (yes, the heroine of several stories is herself a writer), and her enthusiastic interest in casual sex.
Deven from my rom com is the most like me, except she’s way more paranoid. She has goofy moments, is loyal and is a magnet for crazy stuff.
Darja from Starskipper. She’s a first born, insecure control freak. I figure I might as well write what I know. 🙂
Lianon from Crossing Swords and Bound by Steel.
Like me, she’s bisexual and little gender-queer, strong, capable, soft-hearted, prone to guilt feelings and has a healthy sense of poetic justice. A serial rapist succumbs to death by fellatio? Sounds apt to her, and to me, lol.
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