KJ (owlmoose) wrote,
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So this poll, about writing characters, comes from a conversation I had with cupcakemonster. Is it easier or harder to write characters with whom we identify, in terms of personality? (This is mostly geared toward fanfic writing, of course, but I bet some of this could apply to working with original characters as well.)


Poll #762022 writing characters

Do you find writing characters that are similar to you in personality to be:

Easy
12(75.0%)
Difficult
0(0.0%)
Depends (explain in comments)
4(25.0%)

Do you find writing characters that are very different from you in personality to be:

Easy
4(25.0%)
Difficult
7(43.8%)
Depends (explain in comments)
5(31.2%)

I prefer writing characters that are:

More similar to me
2(12.5%)
More different from me
0(0.0%)
A mix of similarities and differences
7(43.8%)
Doesn't matter
2(12.5%)

When fleshing out characters, I tend to give them personality traits similar to mine.

True
1(6.2%)
False
2(12.5%)
Sometimes
13(81.2%)
Other
0(0.0%)

Bonus essay question for comments: How do you decide which characters to write about? Is it personality? Plot? Or something else?
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