15 Characters Based On Their Own Creators

Why create a whole world if you can't be a part of it?
15 Characters Based On Their Own Creators

Write what you know, goes the proverbial writing advice. And what (or rather who) do you know better than yourself? So some writers take the maxim to its extreme, and create characters based on themselves. Maybe they want to vicariously explore their make-believe worlds through their clones; maybe they just don’t feel like coming up with yet another goddamn full character. Whatever the reason, authors often indulge in playing imaginary dress-up in their own works. Here are some examples.

Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson is an over-the-top Stan Lee. Lee has admitted that the publisher of the Daily Bugle is an exaggerated version of himself. I thought, if I were a grumpy, irritable man, which I am sometimes, how would I act?

Source: NPR


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