Which of your characters do you identify with the most?

Looking at all the characters in each of my books I can see that each one contains a tiny fragment of me. A personality trait or hobby or neurosis — anything from Daphne’s daydreaming to Carter’s tendency to make bad puns to Maggie’s irreverent inner voice and Lily’s avoidance of conflict. I think writers can’t help but make characters into their fictional counterparts, at least to a degree. Everything gets strained through our views of the world, and so much of our understanding of life is based on our personal histories. So even if I think I’m completely outside myself, relaying someone else’s tale, it’s inevitable that bits and pieces of my soul end up in the mix.

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