So, this morning, I’m not surprised when the guest author shows up at my doorstep. Yes, this time she was expected. I’m all ready to whisk her away to destination unknown (her choice) and conduct an interview, but instead, she shows my her guest blog.
“But, I had an interview all ready for you. We’ll sit on the beach or at a bistro or on top of a tall mountain-”
“Please!” she drawls. “I’m am not going up any mountain, least not today.”
And, you know what happens next. Yep, I’m nudged aside and she sits at my new laptop and, well, no mountain top for me today.
Readers, reviewers, family members – let’s just say pretty much everyone – assumes that writers use the people they know as characters in their novels. Friends and acquaintances will spend hours debating which character was them. The discussions can get…