Thursday, June 28, 2012

Type Tweet: On Using Real People as Models for Fictional Characters

A Wiz He Is


Michael Clemens said...

Sometimes I feel like I'm the figment of someone else's twisted imagination.

Little Flower Petals said...

It explains a lot, doesn't it? ;)

To expand a bit more on my initial post, there's a guy I see usually a few times a week on my way to work. He's interesting looking: tall and lean, has a kinda scruffy looking jean jacket, long hair drawn back in a pony tail, always has a cigarette going. He must walk to work at about the same time I'm on my way, because he often gets to a particular crosswalk just as I go by. He caught my eye awhile back, and landed in my (as yet unfinished) 2011 NaNoWriMo novel.

Richard P said...

The same thing happened to me with a woman in the supermarket who ended up in my 2010 NaNoWriMo. She turned out to be a major character, too.

Is the tweet the 21st century haiku?

Duffy Moon said...

Did you invent the type tweet?

Even if not, it's still awesome.

I think strangers exist only to people our fiction. Why else would they be there?!

Little Flower Petals said...

I *think* I invented the Type Tweet, but you know how that goes. Usually it turns out someone else came up with it earlier and better.

Today the wizard was wearing a dark blue hoodie instead of his usual jean jacket. I may have to have a word with him about proper fashion for eccentric wizards. On the other hand, I suppose the hoodie could be seen as an abbreviated form of the traditional hooded cloak, more suitable for wear with jeans.