Before I begin, if you don't know, Alex J. Cavanaugh is the architect of this amazing writer group--which is seriously one of the best writer-support groups out there. If you get a chance, please visit him as well as this month's co-hosts Olga Godim, Chemist Ken,Jennifer Hawes, and Tamara Narayan!
October's ISWG question is: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?
I guess it depends on the novel you're writing. I have a few times sometimes when a character has a snarky reply or mutters something under their breath. For sure, I've done that. Hasn't everyone given a piece or chunk of themselves when writing?
Hurricane update: Last month I mentioned briefly that we had to deal with Hurricane Irma which wasn't fun at all. We lost a few trees, a fence line and were without power and internet cell phone coverage for about a week. Not good, but hardly bad at all when you consider the devastation of Houston and Puerto Rico. It could have been much worse so I'm thankful it wasn't.
This month is all about Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Has anyone started decorating? I'm still dealing with hurricane debris so I haven't got to decorating the inside of the house yet, but I did buy a pumpkin and made pumpkin bread. Last year I posted Pumpkin Carvings Inspired by Books so if you're looking for inspiration to carve this year's pumpkin that's a great place to start.
October & Halloween, baby!
Anyway...who's excited? Any plans? Anything cool you're writing? Participating in any blog hops? I'm participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. Sign up at Bookhounds if you're interested in participating.
The annual IWSG Anthology Contest!
Reminder! The anthology contest is coming up. The deadline is November 1st! The genre is Mystery/Crime/Thriller and the theme is "Tick Tock." Check out this post for more details.
#Pray for Las Vegas
Finally, words cannot express the deepest sympathies that I have for those innocent victims and their families who were affected by the horrific Las Vegas attack. May God give them strength to deal with their loss and may God please help us unite together and support one another.
What about you? How have you been? What type (if any) of personal information have you let slip into your writing?