|Monty, fictional character
I’d ‘dreamed up’ a character for my cozy mystery, “Murder at Binkley House.” The man in Denver appeared to be the living, breathing version of that character.
Often, my created characters are a mixture of the physical, emotional, and behavioral traits of people I know or have seen.
The cozy mystery character, Monty, blends a kind and personable maintenance man from a previous job with Santa Claus during his off season.
When I met Monte, the man in Denver, my brain pinged the cozy mystery’s maintenance man. Both have short, neatly trimmed beards, kind eyes, and gentle natures.
Now as I write Monty, the fictional character, I can visualize Monte, the man.