A Trait Or Three!


Hmm I think this could be a loaded question today. I guess it would be a loaded question any day. Can a question even be loaded? It's not like they are guns or you know, have to go number 2. Would this count? I went off topic as I tend to do. A trait it may be. Heck, I haven't even got on topic yet to get off topic. And if I am never on topic can I even get off? Hmm better get on with it before I hurt your head...or mine. Yeah, probably hurt that a long time ago.

What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

Well with the blog and the books, I think I have gotten many of them in there. Heck, the many may be even closer to all of them in there. I did go all meta with one novel, so I think that took quite a few of them off the list there. Plus, the ones I write in first person I find more of my traits seep in then in third person. Although the latter has a few in there too in just about all of them. Except for maybe the novel I wrote thanks to a past WEP entry. That one was just out to lunch. Don't think I'm a serial killer. At least not this week. Speaking of...


Winner. Winner. Chicken dinner. I guess it was good that I sat my arse down and typed that post out, huh? And that makes 3! Not that I'm counting, yeah, maybe I really am. Shhh...

I think it is clear, or maybe blurry if you need glasses, that my traits may seep on through in just about anything. How about you? Got any traits you stick into your writing? Blog? Resumes? Ads for love? Hey, I won't judge...too much.

Each trait can hold some weight.

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    1. I seem to be #2 and I am sensing some deja vu. I think personal traits may pop up here and there, coincidence or something more?

      Have a great day at your hideaway.

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    2. Yeah, more like forced. No coincidence or something more. Just what we do at our shore.

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    3. Number 2 but no blue suede shoe.

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  2. We got some neighbors who always seem be be loaded, they’ve no character at all!

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  3. Not touching the line about never on topic and getting off...
    Maybe that's why there isn't much of me in my characters. I write all third person.

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    1. haha don't want to reach out and touch? Wise.

      Third person is a bit easier to stray away from one's self.

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  4. Loaded...hehehe. My hubby is load with gas especially at night. I think you know your pussy cats well. I think we all put a bit of ourselves into things we write.

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    1. haha the gas has to come on out. That we do.

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  5. Good to know there’s no serial killer in you. There are parts of me in my main characters too.

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    1. haha yeah, that is a good thing not to have in one's self.

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  6. I would think some traits would come through in a writer's writings. After all, they know those traits so well, why not write about them?

    betty

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    1. Yeah, just let them flow and out they go.

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  7. Congrats on the WEP win.

    Is there any of the Cat in your characters?

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    1. Oh there may be. One character is Orlin in my series, so that is easy.

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  8. My writing is loaded with furs and purrs :-)

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  9. Not a serial killer, maybe a cereal killer - eat a bowl of Fruit Loops lately?

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  10. We all have gobs of traits, some to use and some to forget. Those we hate should be used first because they're probably the most interesting.

    Teresa C.

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  11. Interesting that your first person stories capture a bit more of yourself. I think all of my books have a bit of me in them.

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  12. I used to be personal on the blog. These days it's just product reviews and pretty generic, but I still like to do it. Big congrats to you, on getting the top spot again!! Woot!!

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    1. I remember those days. Still kinda personal with pics as you and the kiddo try stuff out.

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  13. Your banner is everything. Is the alien flicking us off? Congrats on the win!

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    1. More like getting ready to probe lol

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    2. Getting ready to probe? Ha ha ha!

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    3. Hey, they gotta know what's up there, supposedly.

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  14. I'll take questions that are loaded
    with chocolate
    and I'll get bloated
    but be happy
    it's better than questions
    loaded with crappy
    stuff
    That'd be more than
    enough.

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    1. Crappy stuff can be tough. For with that gripe, you need plenty of ass wipe.

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  15. I've wondered how much of you is in everything you write. Do people ever say you might be a smart ass? In all the best ways.

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    1. haha been called that a time or two. Also a shit disturber gets thrown around a bit.

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  16. First off, congrats on the WEP win! YAAAAAY, you!

    I'm glad to hear you aren't a serial killer... :)

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    1. haha yeah, you may have thought otherwise after that book, huh?

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  17. Congrats on your "Freely Caged" piece, Pat! And kudos to WEP/IWSG for honoring the less caged! Of your books that I have read, I've always thought that "Delivered" delivered you, closely followed by "Detoured." Not the boy stranded in the snow, but Martin, that is.

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    1. You thought right. About 90% me in that character indeed.

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  18. Those traits do have a way of seeping in, even when we try to avoid it.

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  19. Congratulations on your win. How exciting. It's neat that all or almost all of your traits are in your characters. I might have one or two, need to look at the books and see.

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    1. They all get in there in one way or another it seems.

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  20. That first person does lead you into more personal exploration. Well, it should. It's the essayist's pov--or it used to be. Now it's up for grabs and we can do with it as we please. I love the freedom to explore like this. And speaking of exploring...here a great hurray for your WEP in June.

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    1. Yeah, it does come off as an essayist's pov. Good way of looking at it indeed.

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  21. Congrats on your win! Traits on the blog? I guess normal (or maybe not so normal?) people traits? Whatever my family does to inspire my writing for that post is what gets tucked in there, I suppose.

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    1. So family traits get worked on in, or at least what they do.

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  22. I guess first person narration lends itself to adding bits of ourselves a little easier! Congrats on the win, Pat.

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  23. Look at you collecting all your wins along the way! :) Seriously, congratulations, Pat. Well deserved, for sure!

    Wouldn't a serial killer say they aren't a serial killer? hahaha

    Elsie

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    1. haha wouldn't someone who knows that also be a potential serial killer? And I said just not this week. Coulda been last week. Hmmmm.

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  24. Congrats on your win. Happy IWSG!

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  25. Congrats on the win! I'm glad you're not a serial killer. lol

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  26. Always good to scratch serial killer off the list of character traits. Heh.

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    1. haha but maybe scratching is a gateway to it

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  27. Congrats on your freedom ride for your Caged Bird Pat. Awesome.

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  28. Honestly, I don't see how an author can NOT write some of their own values and beliefs into a fictional world. Where else do our opinions Reign, lol.

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    1. lol very true, have to let them win somewhere.

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  29. I can meow like a cat/and also like a feline, wear a hat. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  30. Congratulations on your WEP win!

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  31. Hope you're enjoying your long weekend.

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    1. Hmmm, I wrote about my kids, so I wrote about me
      And that means lots of my personality
      Wanted to change the law
      From what I lived and saw
      But now I just write to blow off steam
      And I write some of the stuff I dream

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    2. PS: Congrats on #3
      At your sea!

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    3. Thanks indeed
      Steam is the way at one's feed
      Write and let it blow
      And then you never know

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  32. Ha, I think everything one writes reflects something of the author!

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