Taste Testing and Character Traits IWSG

Batman and I went to our first wedding taste-testing 😊

I must say, if I’m ushered into a room with an open bar and a three-course meal (with passed appetizers and a display station) on a Tuesday night and NOT have to pay for any of it, I plan on getting married more often.

This freaking rocked.

I’m not sure what I expected. That’s a lie. Yes, I do: I expected to walk into a plain conference room where there would be a long table filled with couples sitting in front of a plate, waiting to try a sample of each entrée. This is not what happened. Batman and I attended a “fake reception” complete with a cocktail hour and dinner so we could access not only the food, but the wait staff, service, and overall appearance as well. So far, we liked what we saw:

Since the selfie option on my phone isn’t working (and because I can’t figure out how to fix it) I asked Batman to take a picture of us. This is what he sent me:

So, yes 😊 Wedding things are happening. And I’m super into company’s offering me free food and booze to secure potential business.

Now, onto writing things! July’s question for Insecure Writer’s Support Group:

What personal traits have you written into your characters?

Hmm. Probably more than I like to admit. I think—whether subconsciously or not—we tend to write our own traits into our characters, but for me, personally, I think I include a lot of my humor. What can I say—I like writing characters I could be friends with. I’m not sure if this counts, but I definitely write in my fears. I’m not terribly fond of spiders (if you haven’t noticed) and since I’m not keen on drowning either, I had Fallon battle this giant underwater creature—the Gorgen—which is very similar to a giant sea-spider. (Plague of Mybyncia – Book 2). Again, not sure if that counts as a trait, but I use my characters to battle my own fears. You know, writing is cathartic and stuff 😊

Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a monthly blog hop for writers at all levels to share their fears and insecurities in a safe and encouraging place. Please drop by and say hi to Alex Cavanaugh who started this nifty concept in bringing us all together.

7 thoughts on “Taste Testing and Character Traits IWSG

  1. Loni Townsend says:

    Awww. That’s so awesome with your tasting! It looks fabulous. Definitely something I wouldn’t mind eating. 🙂

  2. jenlanebooks says:

    Fiction seems like a good place to expose ourselves to our fears!

    I’m curious about the Batman nickname. 😀 I’m reading The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer and she nicknames a male character Batman because he’s wearing black body armor.

    • cgcoppola says:

      My fiance LOVES Batman. Like, super obsessed with it. When I started this blog, he didn’t want to be named, so I asked how he wanted to be referred. This is what he came up with 🙂

      • C.D. Gallant-King says:

        That is some fancy wedding stuff. Our wedding reception was in a small town with few options and it was much more low key. I must admit I’m a little jealous.

  3. cgcoppola says:

    I’ve been waiting a little over a decade for this thing, so I figure it’s go big or go home at this point 🙂 Believe me, I never thought I’d be having fancy wedding stuff either.

  4. dolorah at Book Lover says:

    Well, I think I’ll crash your wedding reception, lol. Looks amazing!! I don’t think its possible NOT to put something of our own traits in our characters. And of course, have them effortlessly tackle our basic fears and biases. I create characters so I can work out my own issues sometimes. Not sorry for the abuse, lol.

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