Monday, June 6, 2011
Do You Base Characters on People You Know?
I've met a lot of interesting people in my life, but I've almost never based a character off of a real person. I may steal a personality trait here or there, but for the most part my characters come out of my imagination. Some of them share some of my quirks, while some couldn't be less like me if they tried.
I think I'm this way because if I base a character off of a person that I'd be thinking of how they might react in a situation instead of it being a truly organic 'character' reaction. But that thought had me thinking that I might be the only one who thinks this way.
Are your characters figments of your imagination or do you base some of them on people you know?