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*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY 13TH WDC ANNIVERSARY, TRAILERPARK! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*
Thanks! I wonder sometimes if I had been here regularly for the WHOLE time I've been a member how much stuff would be in my portfolio by now... *Think*
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Happy 13th WdC anniversary!
Thanks!!
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hi trailerpark bodhisattva ,
I just read "Rabbits and Unicorns and I enjoyed it very much.
Thanks for sharing.
everyjones
Cool! Thx!
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I've got a question...

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say a LOT of my characters are based upon people I know, either loosely or not so loosely. Some of these characters may not always be portrayed in the most flattering ways, or they may not be likable at all, but they're authentic and meaty enough that softening them up would be detrimental to the story. It would make them shallow and unrelatable.

At some point, someone you know is gonna read what you've written and recognize themselves. At some point, they may not love what they read. (Or maybe they'll be flattered, but obviously that's kind of a non-issue.)

So the question is, how do you guys smooth this over with your family, friends, acquaintances, whomever? I'm not sure just telling them not to take it personally would be adequate for everyone.

Oh and by the way, thanks for being wonderful, WDC people. You guys are the best. *Smile*

-TPB
I agree with several of the above. I choose only a few qualities of the individual and mix it with that of another. This way I end up with a character that also has different qualities than the person. Mostly, though, I just don't base characters on any person I personally know.
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I have a lot of empathy you wouldn't know it, but I have walked many an juxtapositioned miles in shoes So I don't base my characters on anyone,no try to walk a mile I the characters shoes and make educated guesses on how they would react
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Octobersun
YASSSSS!!
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I've added a new entry to my book, "Confessions of a Cleaning Lady:
         "What's the point?
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Some people want to be sedated, some want to be adored. I'll settle for being quoted, for cryin' out loud.
Hi trailerpark bodhisattva ,
Books and Their Covers is a really good story.
Thanks for writing and sharing.

everyjones
Aaaah! Thanks so much! *BigSmile*

-TPB
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I've just edited an item in my portfolio:
 
BOOK
Confessions of a Cleaning Lady  (E)
You can learn a lot about a person when you clean their house.
It always shocked me what people left laying around.

Whether they thought I was dumb to notice or just trusted I wouldn't say anything...dunno.

It's not that I ever snooped. They just left the stuff where I had to clean.

Couple of times I was like...well, I will never unsee that. I mean, do what you want in your own home, but can you like, leave me out of it?
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Jayne , you know, through all this stuff I've totally struggled with including those things! Like, the gross stuff and the weird stuff and all that only because I couldn't decide if I wanted to keep it reflective and positive or if I wanted to go ahead and dish the dirt *Laugh*!
In fact, I was contemplating exploring that topic in the next entry...
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Please do explore that topic.
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I've just edited an item in my portfolio:
 
BOOK
Confessions of a Cleaning Lady  (E)
You can learn a lot about a person when you clean their house.
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