Hi there, I'm wondering if I can get a few tips from anyone who's interested in helping me with the MC in my novel. He's more or less me. There are some key differences of course, but for the most part he shares my views on the world. Don't worry, it's not me living vicariously through my own narcissistic adventures; there's a reason he is the way he is. Here are some of the things I'm wondering, though: What are the pitfalls of writing a character this way? What are some things I should watch out for? I've always heard characters shouldn't be based on their authors, but never heard the reasons for this explained. Also, the character imparts a lot of those aforementioned views, among other things, in a fairly steady inner dialogue throughout the story. When engaged in real dialogue, however, and when not alone, he comes across as a totally different person. I'm not sure whether I did this intentionally or not, but I suppose that is the way I am. What I'm asking here is: Does this resonate poorly with a reader? Is this simply dependent on my writing to pull it off? My concern is that in most books I've read, there is some kind of inner dialogue paralleling the events the character takes part in. But since my uneventful scenes are so laden with it, I try to keep the inner world out of the action as much as possible, leaving only my character's dialogue and actions to speak for him, which are often not in line with his thoughts. I'm thinking that maybe none of this is problematic and that I'm just over-analyzing and worried, but what do you think?