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You Live In Tales You Tell

You Live In Tales You Tell

I would contend that most writers do this, actually; it’s just that they are usually a bit more subtle about it. Not always, though. Did you know, for instance, that George Lucas’s nickname in high school was “Luke”? Yeeeaaaahh.

Anyway, that is your insight into the brain of a writer for today.

Discussion (8)¬

  1. Crisatunity says:

    I not only agree with your contention, I’m guilty of it. However, I had the decency and restraint to make my dog a more important character.

  2. Wes says:



    I like the punchline of this one. I hadn’t even really thought about it like that, somehow. Or more likely I did, then forgot about it. Can’t say I’ve written myself into any stories that I can really recall. I’m too deep a character for any of my stories.

    • Tim says:

      So that Milhouse story wasn’t autobiographical? Damn, I need to stop making assumptions about these things.

      Personally I don’t just have a tendency to write myself into my stories, I am also contantly fighting against a habit of giving other characters similar traits to my own. But really, I’m just trying to share the awesome around equally.

  3. Lemel says:

    I -never- write myself into my stories.
    Besides that one story that I wrote with Lexy.
    Ok, and Biohazard Man.
    But those were the only times! c_c

    • Tim says:

      So there’s absolutely no subconscious link between yourself and characters such as this one, for example? I probably should have clarified that when I said most writers do it, I meant they often do it by accident.

      • Lemel says:

        Hahaha… I wasn’t being serious :P My humour obviously doesn’t translate over the internet.
        I’d actually be hard-pressed to find a character of mine that I -didn’t- have some sort of link to. Even the male ones. Heh.

  4. Wes says:

    I’m a little confused by the fact that I automatically knew which story you were talking about when you said the “Milhouse story”.

    • Tim says:

      I think it’s because I enshrined it in our folklore by associating it with a picture of naked boobs. Such things are not easily forgotten.