It is the first Wednesday of the month, and IWSG Time.
IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. It is a big help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and help to others.
So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us:
Entered the WEP – Results not yet posted.
What Personal Traits Have I Written into My Characters? By Pat Garcia
My characters determination and willingness to go the extra mile or miles reflects who I am. Their sense of purpose and focusing determinately on that purpose deal with how I have analyzed my own goals. They are kick-ass characters and aren’t afraid to take risks because that is in my DNA. However, my characters also struggle with depression and insecurity, and I have to admit that they come from me too.
I will even go so far as to say; all of my flaws are planted in my characters. Their mistakes are mistakes that I’ve made, and their successes are triumphs that I’ve celebrated.
Do I see them as an extension of myself? Yes. They are a part of the vision incorporated in me.
An author who goes deep into the waterfalls of life discovers who he or she is, the good and the bad. Like William Blake, one of my favorite English Poets wrote so ardently in his book of poetry entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience, one must face the cesspool within oneself as well as face one's goodness.
My vision of the world define my characters. My perception is their perception.
Wishing all of you in the United States a Happy Fourth of July, and for the rest of us, have lovely month of July.