142: Pre-Made Inspirations for Your Characters

Pre-Made Inspirations for Your Characters

Writing Who You Know

March 29, 2019


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If you interview published authors across all genres, you will be hard pressed to find one who claims his or her characters sprang forth from thin air. More often than not, the fictional players that populate stage, page, cinema, and television reflect aspects of the writers’ own personalities, composites of friends and relatives, or are modeled after specific actors, politicians, rock stars, or criminals. The longstanding advice of “write what you know” translates aptly to “write who you know” and what their actions reveal about their character, strengths and flaws, and motivations.

Let's talk about how you can find inspiration from the colorful characters in your world.

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March 29, 2019

These are the most helpful podcasts and the added resources work for going back and reviewing what you can't remember to do. Really fun and a good resource for every writer.

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Great Read!

By Mara Kim Amazon review, Verified Purchase

"This is another great read from [ICL]... When I saw this particular one, I grabbed it immediately ... This book is a great addition to a writer's (whether published or not) shelf ... I highly recommend their writing courses. You receive feedback on your work from published authors. You will be encouraged but also pushed to make your story from good to great."