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Question: Self Inserts characters!.!.!.!?
I've always thought that it's ok to bit of yourself into your character and give them some of your qualities cos thats what makes them ours but at the same time, they have to be their own person, but how do all the famous authors, movie writes ect!. resist the temptation!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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They don't always resist it, and it's not always a bad thing!. Two particularly fitting examples would be the novel "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac and the film "Adaptation" written by Charlie Kaufman!.

Plenty of authors write protagonists that represent themselves with few or no alterations!. There's nothing wrong with it, though it doesn't fit as well in, say, a fantasy novel, as it does in, say, literary fiction!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

yeah thats fine just dont do a Stephenie Meyer and make your self insert oh-so-perfect, like she did!. I guess most famous author are famous because they are GOOD authors, and good authors know that making the self insert completly perfect is just unrealistic and boring!. Im afraid
SMeyer doesnt know what unrealistic means!.Www@QuestionHome@Com


Most of them don't resist!.

Heaps of authors actually do base their characters on real people they know or see in the street or themselves, but give them their own original qualities as well!.