I love it when people poke fun at themselves, not in a "The spotlight has to be on me" way, but in a way of sharing themselves and their lives with others. Isn't that a lot of fun?
Do you do that as a writer? How about in your stories, do you poke fun at yourself?
Denise Hildreth actually wrote herself into one of her books, Savannah at the Sea. She talks about her husband, a Christian recording artist, in all of her books, but in that one, she makes an appearance with her husband. The characters go on vacation and from a distance they spot some author who writes stories about crazy people from the South. If you read that scene, it's really funny!
Randy Alcorn did something like that too. In Deadline, one of his characters repeatedly mentions a "friend" who writes books about "cops and bad guys". He gets to make a lot of wise cracks as his own expense. My favorite is when the character refers to this author and says something about how his writer friend hopes that if he mentions Krispy Kreme three times on one page that he'll get free donuts. (That's not an exact quote; I don't have the book in front of me). He then proceeds to do just that--saying the name of the company three times on one page. My question for Randy Alcorn is this, did you get the free donuts?
Have you ever noticed any "easter eggs" like this? What were they? A lot of writers I read poke fun at the areas of the States that they live in or a group of people that they are a part of. Not many write themselves in and then let loose. If you could do that what would you do?
I think I'd probably make a jab at poodles, country music, or Southern culture in general, all things that I'm passionate about. :0)
Tomorrow we're going to have a book feature. See you then!
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