Question: When you think of developing a new character, what about you and your background have you written into a character? When you write and look at that character, how much do you see yourself in that character?
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They are all me! Everything I write goes through the filter of me, so they can't help but have some of my DNA. But I've written a vampire script that contains conversations I've had almost verbatim, and fighter plane movies that were really about personal family issues, etc. It's all cheap therapy, where I examine my life problems on screen and people pay me to write the scripts and then other people pay to see the movies.
Agree with William, at least a little piece of me is in every character I write
I agree with William. All characters are composites and even the ones I pattern after someone else inevitably have at least a piece of me within.
since i have a multiple personality disorder, they're all me :p
Ha Ha, I know the feeling!
I think of what I would do if I were that character. Then I remove facets of me one by one until the character's marrow is exposed.