One thing I love about writing is breaking the character mold and drawing my characters from the real and not real. They are the good and bad of everyone I've met and not met. They are a compliation of memories real and not real. They are the best and worst of me.
I cringe when someone asks...did you use me as a character in your book? or will you use me in a character in your book?
I'm thinking...really, you want me to draw out the best and worst of the fiction you? Um...please don't. I don't think you'll like what you read. Afterall, the mundane is something writers avoid.
Where do your characters come from?