Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Jennifer Hawes, and Tamara Narayan!
Question for October 4th:
Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?
I definitely slipped information and a few facts about myself in my latest novel, Incense and Peppermints. I'd written that story quite a while ago and put it on the back burner, mainly due to the family and social issues. After reflecting on the problems of that time period in 1969, and after considerable editing, I felt the book was right on.
Also, in my novel, Wickedly They Come, which is a Christian Supernatural Thriller, I sprinkled not only beliefs of the church, but mine as well.
In all of my books, I've put some of myself in them. And for fun, I use names and addresses of friends for small part characters. They get a big kick out of it.
I can't see how a writer can't slip some of themselves into their writing.
Like a little bit of blood, sweat, and tears!
Here is my insecurity Picture.
This is how I feel when I reread my stories.