Each week, YA Highway hosts Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival in which contributors discuss a topic on their blogs and invite readers to do the same.
This Week's Topic:
Who have you written into a book? Be honest.
Ooooh this is an interesting one and something i'm wary of doing. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. recently, after much begging, i used my sister's names in a story but only as secondary characters who are completely unlike them - apart from being nice. The closest i've come is when a doctor friend (was my bridesmaid actually) treated my daughter in emergency (We live in a city of 2 million and she was on call at 3am in a public hospital - it IS a small world). My next story had a wonderful, kind doctor with her name.
Usually i try to steer away from real people but I think it's impossible really. A part of me is in every character and they are influenced by the people i know and love/dislike.
What about you?