Have you ever wondered what happens when a writer models a character in her bestselling novel on a family member? I’d imagine it goes something like this:
Yeah, Dad, you’re right. The dad in my book flies model airplanes like you do, has a mustache that twirls up at the ends like yours, and trekked across Tibet in his youth like you did, but my fictional dad is a jerk, which you are NOT. He totally isn’t you, okay?
I wrote about this today at YA Outside the Lines. You can read the whole post here.
I wrote this novel called My Invented Life because I wanted to. It turns out that the novel-I-wanted-to-write encouraged acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people. Go figure.
In any case, have you done anything that encourages acceptance? I bet you have!!!
There’s a great opportunity to win a scholarship from Shooting Star Mags if you have. I’m too old *sniff*, but if you’re 15 – 19, you might want to give it a look.