Saturday, December 18, 2021

My Family in My Writing

This will be kind'a short as our electricity has been out two days and is expected to be out at least another day and this computer or the wi-fi router may quite at any minute.;

Have I ever used one of my siblings as a character? No. They might not like the book or the character (even a heroic one) if they recognized I used them. However, they and everyone I know well affect my writing, probably unconsciously. They are the persons who taught me about human characteristics: personalities, emotions, behaviors, how they react to both good and bad situations. So while none of my characters are based on them, they are the basis for all I know about people. 

Sorry I can't write more, or even put down the participant's list (I will include this as soon as I can get on my own computer) but I did want anyone to think I hadn't forgotten the post. Only circumstances have interfered. I am glad that without electric or heat we don't have snow or very sub-zero temperatures.  I will visit all participant's blogs as soon as electric comes back. 

Here is the list of participants in this month's round robin:


  1. Hi Rhobin, 'Tis the season to be without...
    So sorry you've lost power and hope it's restored soonish. Yes, I agree. We pick up so much in the family years but it needs to be at a distance and diluted before it appears in even up-beat fiction. anne

  2. How frustrating to be out of power with no Eta on its return! I agree our families might not find themselves in our characters but they might not be surprised to see events that they are very familiar with!

  3. We do live in an electrified way. When a major storm had us without power for days it was a wake-up call. So, I have a battery on order to complement my solar panels.
    I guess all our characters, even in science fiction, are born out of our experiences, and family does shape us.

  4. Hope your power is by now fully restored. It's miserable when an outage with no end in sight happens. Thanks for a year of great topics, Robin.