Can you truly learn an author’s personality through their writings.

Can you learn an author’s personality through their writings?

Sometimes, I sensed when meeting the public people are wondering am I anything like my main protagonist Ana BuFaye? Am I going to jump up and cuss them out if they ask something I prefer not to answer. Or give a smart remark. No, I’m not. I just give you a “Mona Lisa” smile. I don’t view smiling as being submissive. I view it was being courtesy and thanking the readers for showing up even if it was out of curiosity of who I am.

I sense some are a little surprised and perhaps a little disappointed when they meet me and see that Ana and I are not the same person.

Some believes you can learn an author’s personality through their writings? To various degrees, yes you can get to know their style of writings but getting to know them personality. I say no, you can’t learn who they are anymore than you can get to know an actor or actress whose movie you watched. The actor or actress isn’t the character they’re portraying. The authors are writing a story not always based upon their life. Fictional writers make up things.

Remember, an author is not the characters they write about unless the work is nonfictional.

Just because a person writes about mass murders doesn’t mean they’re secretly courting the idea of killing multitudes of people any more the man who ‘plays’ Dexter is hacking up people dumping them in the Biscayne Bay. You would be surprise that some of the most horrendous scene writers are actually very nice people. Now, this is not a rule of the thumb norm. Some truly writes what they believe but most do not.

Novels and books are not blogs where an author is more likely to reveal tidbits of their true self.

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About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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