Do Fiction Writers Use Real Life Characters in Their Novels?

Surely if you put a real person in your novel they might recognise themselves? Is it all right to use real people to create characters in your novel? Suppose they recognise themselves? In my experience this is extremely unlikely. JK Rowling based the character of Gilderoy Lockhart on someone she knew. In “Harry Potter and theContinue reading “Do Fiction Writers Use Real Life Characters in Their Novels?”