Are You Like Your Characters or Prospects?

How was your weekend? I’ve been up to my eyeballs in pixels, still. Kinda disappointed to realize there was no crossword in the Sunday paper (and I should do a Triple F based on what’s in the crossword, on some Friday).

And I’ve been editing like a fiend (I may have my idea for the next few Fab Friday prompts right there).

I’m actually trying to slow down, and take a break from email, running around, and reading with a critical eye to post today.

Not that you should feel special (you can if you want to). I just want to be sure I try my hardest to put down three meaningful posts a week, because I said I would (barring dead phone lines or other tech mishaps).

One of the best things people can do is be on time. And do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’ll do it. That’s why I do my best to be a little bit early if I have an appointment or what-have-ya.

Not to brag (because there were times I’ve totally forgotten about something until too late, and got hand-slapped for it). And that feeling, for some reason, made it seem like I let somebody down, and I didn’t like that (maybe that’s a side-effect of people-pleasing, which for the sake of my sanity, I’ll need to get over).

Service is one thing, crazy is something else entirely.

Now to the point. What about you? As a fiction writer, are your characters extensions of yourself, more like you than not? Or do you create people, aliens, and robots that are totally the opposite of how you are?

And for you email writers or copywriters out there, do you gravitate to markets or products that you would like to use yourself, or are used by folks you’d likely hang out with?

(I’ve buried a huge tip for success in marketing right there, at least from a marketing perspective. Clients can smell enthusiasm, and if you’re a writer and you enjoy something their market does too, they may not be able to say yes fast enough. Just a thought).

If you’re ever stuck for an angle for an email or a character, ask yourself if you want to start with someone like you, or someone who’s the total opposite.

Then see where it leads.

Until next time,

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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