Monday, 2 March 2020

Characters who remind me of myself and why

Long and Short Reviews always comes up with interesting topics, and this one was particularly thought-provoking. Even when I write characters myself they're never that close to me, although we may share some characteristics. So I gave it some thought and managed to come up with three possibilties.

"Rebecca" - Mrs de Winter. The nameless Mrs de Winter suffers in the shadow of her husband's first wife, the charming Rebecca, but starts to come into her own as the novel progresses. I found she resonated well with me as a teenager, as I was also deeply introverted and often thought I wasn't good enough alongside my more confident friends.

Laura Ingalls. Okay, I accept that she wasn't technically a character since the books were semi-autobiographical, but the imaginative and determined Laura was someone I could easily identify with, much more than her pretty and goody-two-shoes sister Mary.

"I Heard Your Voice" - Tamar Steele. I couldn't let this one pass without one of mine. Tamar is probably the closest of my characters to me, with her fascination with the paranormal and determination to make her own way in the world.

And I'm happy to announce that Tamar will be returning in another story, "Spiritwalker", which will be on general release from Totally Bound on 20th October.

So which characters remind you of yourself?


22 comments:

  1. Some good choices here! I loved both of these characters and Tamar sounds intriguing. My post is here if you'd like to stop by.

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  2. Awesome on the book release. :-) And good choices!

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  3. Congratulations on your new book!

    I really need to read Rebecca sometime. I might resonate with it's protagonist, too.

    My <a href="https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-characters-who-remind-me-of-myself-and-why/>post</a>.

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  4. Congratulations on your new release! Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of my favorite authors/characters from childhood. I read and re-read all the books. I grew up not far from Mansfield, Mo where she and Manly settled and they host Wilder Days every year. Pretty cool festival. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'd love to visit the Little House locations one day.

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  5. Interesting choices, Tanith!

    Here's mine: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/post/long-and-short-reviews-weekly-blog-challenge-03-04-20

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  6. Ah, yes, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls growing up!

    My post

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  7. Congrats on your new release. You choice in characters are good ones with thoughtful reasons. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine.https://www.tenastetler.com/welcome-to-lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-3-4-2020-characters-that-remind-me-of-myself-why/

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  8. Interesting choices. I've never read the Little House books, but I've read a little bit of the history around them and that whole time period is just... fraught and fascinating.

    My list is here

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  9. I like your choice of Laura Ingalls . https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/03/wednesday-ttt.html

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  10. I was tempted to include the second Mrs. de Winter in my post, too. Rebecca is one of those few books that I love to re-read again and again. Nice choices!

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  11. Loved "Rebecca" but I'm a sucker for anything gothic. Congratulations on your October release. Always nice to return to favourite characters.

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