Creating Fully Developed Fictional Characters (That are Not Secretly You)
When we’re teenagers, and we start writing, we normally do so because we have one really, really important story to tell, and that is the story of ourselves. There is no other story in the whole wide world as interesting and important as the story of ourselves, and god knows if we could only tell it right we could once and for all prove ourselves the authority on all things on earth and in heaven, and quite likely alter the course of human history.
Perabo, Susan. "Creating Fully Developed Fictional Characters (That are Not Secretly You)." The Writer (Article published online January 10, 2018). https://www.writermag.com/2018/01/10/developed-fictional-characters/