Thursday, October 8, 2009

FAQ: Are the characters in this book based on people you actually know?

Many fiction writers get this question. I think people forget that we write because we have an imagination and a knack of creating characters and situations that seem and become real. Having said that...

I write "fiction" novels and rarely follow anyone around, collecting their life stories. Real life and people do inspire me, but then my imagination takes over, and I end up creating characters that everyone thinks is their next door neighbor. So -- not really. Characters in this book are not based on people I know personally.

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