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Welcome back. Hope everyone had an enjoyable spring break! My vacation was wonderful hanging out on the beach with my family. Unfortunately, it's time to get back to reality. Let the authors of Romance Weekly help ease the transition. The hop starts here or anywhere you like. Check out Victoria Barbour's post after reading mine.
This week the talented Xio Axelrod wants to know how much of ourselves do we lend to our characters? What traits do our characters have that come from us?
I think through all of my writing the one thing my characters have that come from me is curiosity. I feel like I have an endless amount of curiosity about the world and other worlds, about possibilites, and what if scenarios. I like to discover and learn new things. I've always loved learning and I find when I'm writing about my characters this curiosity comes out in their personalities no matter what type of personality they have.
The alien hero? Well he's curious about how humans are somehow tapping into his alien power. How could it be possible?
The group of alien soldiers fighting to survive? Well they are curious about humans as well but more or less they want to learn their enemy's weakness so they can win the fight.
The evil mad scientist? He's curious on how to get alien power for himself.
The humans who are along for the ride and mysteriously (or not) have alien power as well? They are curious about the hidden world the aliens live in and why they look so much like humans it's virtually impossible to tell them apart.
The little boy or girl wonder? Well, kids are inheriently curious so there is a lot of questions from them in my writing.
This benefits me as a writer in the long term. The more curiosity I have the more ideas I have and that translates into more stories to share with others. So, although annoying at times, having my characters ask me a million questions about what's going on in the story is a good thing. And I have to realize when I ask people a million questions I'm probably annoying them, too. Now, I know it's just my nature. :)
Hop on over to Leslie Hachtel's blog post to find out what traits they have that show up in thier characters.