Okay, so I'm being a little sarcastic.
Still, I enjoyed an over-the-top portrayal of real life being drafted into the pages of a novel when I recently re-watched the show I Love Lucy.
In the third season episode Lucy Writes A Novel, Lucy writes a novel with her friends cast into the script… in some insulting ways. When her friends find her hidden manuscript and start to read it, things get a little… well, tense.
|I Love Lucy, Lucy Writes A Novel (1954)|
"We changed the name of your novel to Forever Ember." -Ethel, I Love LucyWe writer's may threaten to use people we don't like and cast them in the roll of a character who will meet with a "horrible, untimely death" but never fear, this is rarely ever the case.
Our characters may be real in our minds, but they are just that: Fictional characters.