Monday, June 4, 2007

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

I figured something out recently. My books always include at least one rich/famous person. In the book I'm working on now I have a Pop Princess=rich and famous. My previous story featured a major league baseball pitcher=rich=famous. They story before that my guy was previously engaged to a top Supermodel=rich=famous. Hmmmm....
I didn't grow up dirt poor. I mean, we didn't have a lot of money. There were times when we had none. But I know people have it a lot worse off than I did.
I have no desire to be rich. At least I don't think I do.
So where do these themes come from? Why do all my books include rich/famous people?
Maybe it's because I do wonder what's it's like to live like them. What it must be like to go places and be recognized. I can't imagine it being too much fun.
I guess sometimes I also wonder what it would be like to have all the money you can spend. From the looks of it, it just causes a whole lot of trouble.
Oh, good. Conflict!!
What about you? If you're a writer, do you tend to have the same types of themes in your manuscripts?
If you're a reader do you tend to like to read about the same type of characters?
Let's talk about it.

3 comments:

  1. Lindi,
    I think I write about characters I admire in some way or write about characters I can use to filter my deepest feelings through.

    I used to write stories about the rich. It's nice to have all the "things" in the world, but unfortunately the characters were never happy.

    But that's good, because we want conflict!

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  2. I love to read about all types of characters.

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  3. I'm only on my second book, but the characters are not alike because I'm living out different dreams of my own through them, :-) Funny thing is that neither of my heroines are rich. The first wanted to be an interpreter, it comes about differently than she thought. The second book has a heroine who thinks her dream can only come away from home. But she finds out that dreams can come true at home too.

    Angie

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