Sound familiar? Alfred Hitchcock's famous opening line. One other thing Mr. Hitchcock was known for was appearing somewhere in all of his movies. Sometimes the cameo was so small, he was undetectable.
Seeing some lively debate about characters, got me thinking about cameos. I'm sure we have all based a character or two on a real life person. If not in full, at least a mannerism or two. How could you not? To have the flesh and blood illustration right in front of you to study while other people interact with them as a bonus, talk about making your life easy.
I know that I have used my son as a sub-character. Hmm, who else? Oh, yes, three friends of the family. One person in particular might not find this flattering. What can I say? Your personality is larger than life. My daughter? Not yet. Her personality doesn't fit well in the 1700's. A fact that she's not overly saddened about.
Now for the real question. Are you like Mr. Hitchcock and will make an appearance in your story? I know, I know. All of our characters have a glimpse of us in their makeup. But, is there anyone that is all you? For me, not yet. But wouldn't it be fun to do?