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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!



25 comments:

  1. 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 ;).

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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  5. 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.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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

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

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  7. 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.

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

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

    Elsie

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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

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