The best character I ever created

The best character I ever created

I am a firm believer in strong character development. Looking back over my work, I realize now that the best character I ever created was one that came to me in the middle of the night two long decades ago. The moment I set his name down on paper, I knew I had something truly special and there was no way that anyone would ever be able to duplicate him. Almost immediately I realized that he had been a part of me all along, and was in fact a combination of the best parts of me and the best parts of those around me. I began to pour my heart into turning him into a character that others wouldn't soon forget. Over the years I've continued to work on his development. Instilling in him the traits I wanted him to have--traits that I knew would make people fall in love with him--has been a sometimes miraculous and sometimes tedious task. I...
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