“In all my writing, I tell the story
of my life, over and
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
You know that moment when someone asks if any of your characters are based on yourself and…you’re not sure how to answer?
How can our characters NOT reflect our own experiences? Is it really all that surprising that Stephanie Meyer, a happily married and practicing Mormon woman, would write a novel that celebrates chastity, devotion to God, forever marriage, and no abortions even when the mother’s life is in danger?
Will it be a surprise when my protagonist is outspoken, cares about equality, pays attention enough to see the forces behind the curtain, is deeply committed to family, and doesn’t give a damn about make-up or fashion?
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