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January 20, 2020

A Man Like Donovan / Vlog



Thank you for stopping by for this vlog post on Write with Fey!

A reader of the Disaster Crimes series (Toi) asked me if there is or ever was a man like Donovan in my life. Here's my answer. ;)


A Man Like Donovan

Length: 3:47




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QUESTIONS: Do you create your leading men/women after people in your life? Or do you invent new people?


Thanks for watching!



26 comments:

Heather Erickson said...

I recently visited a matchmaker to create a character and a plot device. The experience was fantastic for research, even though I won't be using her services ;).

Yolanda Renée said...

I liked your confession, I mean answer. No 'real' man could meet all the qualities we writers dream up for our hero's. So true!

R's Rue said...

I liked your answer.

Patricia said...

Given most of the men in my novels are paranormal creatures of sorts, I can say I'm not really inspired by the real men in my life.

Liz A. said...

To answer the question, both. They work out better if I have an actual person to base them on, but sometimes a character needs to be invented out of whole cloth.

Lidy said...

Very true. My male heroes are my fantasy ideal type. They might have one or two things related to my husband that's it.

Jeff said...

I wonder how many happily married romance writer created a character out from her husband and stayed "happily" married? Good answer. Since I tend to deal with history or real people, I don't have as much to risk.

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Elizabeth Seckman said...

My characters are fiction, but I borrow traits, gestures, and peculiarities from real people.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I tend to make my characters up, but I do know a romance author who bases her characters off her husband. She posts about him all the time as part of her social media.

Anonymous said...

I love how you laughed at "hunky." Priceless! Keep these vlogs coming. I really enjoy them!

Elsie

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - creating a character after a real life soul-mate ... would worry me a little - so quite understand how Donovan came about ... I don't write stories ... but I'd base mine somewhere on somebody represented in a book, film, tv series. The new setting is easier on the eye! Cheers Hilary

nashvillecats2 said...

Loved your post Chrys...... sorry for the lateness.
I'm too old for a man in my life....lol. except my Danny Boy singer.

Yvonne.

Toi Thomas said...

Great video. I remember when you posted this. Fun repost.

Chrys Fey said...

That sounds neat!

Chrys Fey said...

Isn't that the truth? lol

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

LMAO!!!

Chrys Fey said...

Very true. Sometimes, my male characters begin with being inspired by a celebrity (actor or singer).

Chrys Fey said...

I love making my male heroes are my fantasy ideal partner. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

In many cases, I think the husband would be flattered. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

That's a great technique to use.

Chrys Fey said...

Interesting! And a great way to promote her books/brand.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you enjoy them! I will keep posting vlogs as long as I can. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Ha! That would be a little worrying.

Chrys Fey said...

Never too old for Donny. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

It was your question, actually. lol