When it comes to seeking inspiration for your fictional characters, there’s no better place to find it than in the people you know in real life (a point I’ve already made in another post I wrote last year). Such was the case of many famous authors, whose characters were inspired by the real people in their lives. Writers are often motivated by such figures as teachers, close friends, and comrades-in-arms, and sometimes these people make enough of a lasting impression to earn a full fictional counterpart in a book.

So for a little more inspiration heading into the second half of your NaNoWriMo journey, here’s an infographic put together by Fresh Essays highlighting the most interesting examples of well-known fictional characters based on real people. Enjoy!


Are any of your characters based on people you know in real life? What are your favorite examples of characters based on real people?

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