When what you know is who you know....
No, but perhaps I should be? 😄 It's all very personal. Then again, I may be the only one who knows exactly how or why it is, so there may be more protection there than is first apparent.
You could always write the 1:1 story under a pen name! Also I’m so excited for your Halloween content! 💃🏻🍁🎃👻
This is so relatable! Every time my mum reads my work she looks at my knowingly as if to say 'I see where you got that from'... and literally none of my characters are ever intentionally based on people I know. I do have something that IS based on my life as a student which everyone keeps saying I should finish (I think they believe it'll be my best work) but I am terrified my uni friends WILL sue me or something, so it's not going to happen yet!
Your mom's comment on your one story reminds me of my mom and a comment she made about my first book. It wasn't snarky or like she was mad, more so she was worried that the fact I killed off the main character's parents in the first few pages was a sign I had some anger about how she raised me. Spoiler alert: I did not. It's just how the story went, Mom.
Do it, Meaghan!
You know what's funny. Often people assume the whole character is about them because they recognise some small detail (the character also has a mole on their left cheek). But you can base a character 100% on someone but change all the basic details like age, gender, etc and they will NEVER guess. Because people are not self-aware enough. Also because they way we see ourselves is completely different from the way people see us. So write away :D
No not too scared to write anything personal...however whoever reads it might need a stiff drink. 😅
In that '94 film it was Clare Danes who captured my interest, so years later the new 2017 Little Women with Saoirse Ronan and Timotheé Chalomet as Meg and Laurie wow power house dynamic and Laura Dern as Mommie a compassionate kind wonder.
Thanks for the kick in the butt I needed! 👍
Thanks for the shoutout! Really enjoyed this post :)
The 1994 LW is the best one! I found you randomly today and loved this read-- thanks.
I use a penname for my projects so that way if I write a nanobots story my mom won’t say “so Im a gray sludge?”
And when someone ask , what if they want to interview you? Then for some reason all I think of is that movie with Dustin Hoffman and Geena Davis called Hero…