I read once that all characters that are written, have some small aspect of the writer in them.
Whether that may be the case or not, my characters certainly has some aspect of, or at least my idea of myself, in them. But I have also found that as the story progress, those personalities change, they grow, and so they grow away from my idea of myself.
Hemingway once said that; “when writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”
I don’t know, I’d like to believe that the people that I create grows on their own, as I create a scenario or a world for them to live in, they make their own choices based on the options that I give them. It is not I who choose who they become in the end, but I choose how their story begin.