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.