15 Characters Based On Their Own Creators

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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

Fear and Laathing in Las Vegas Raoul Duke is a barely disguised Hunter S. Thompson. The fueled blend of fact and fiction is based on two different trips to Las Vegas Thompson took in 1971, along with activist Oscar Zeta Acosta.

Source: Ranker

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