He is every man. He is no man. He is THE MAN!
He’s the guy every woman dreams of. He’s the guy every man secretly dreams of being, but officially hates (translation: envies/claims is gay). He’s the ‘boy next door’ in a neighborhood that no one I know lives. He's the Real McCoy (pun intended). Basically he’s just a figment of my imagination.
Lately many readers have asked me on whom I based the character of Matthew. Honestly it’s no one I know. He’s looks are based on an actor in a movie I had just watched when I started writing. (Please don’t ask who or what movie, because I’ll never tell.) As for his characteristics; they’re based on a question I asked of my girlfriends: ‘If you could change one thing about your spouse/boyfriend/life-partner, what would it be?’ Matthew embodies the answers to that question. I scarred him to make him appear more realistic. Less perfect.
There are many ‘rules’ to writing, I’m sure. I don’t know that I follow any of them. Ideas come to me and I put them on paper. Matthew Bradshaw came to life before I had even decided what part he’d play in the book. From the feedback I’ve received, my method seems to have worked! That you, the readers, can relate to a character I created is the highest accolade I can imagine.
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Causes Anne Harper Supports
Doctors without Borders. SPCA. American Cancer Society.