I put my characters into bad situations to let them find their way out. It is good training for their well-being. It only gives them more stamina and determination for the next challenge. The characters are whoever I want them to be. They could be people I once knew, standout people from the past, people I only knew for a short time, horrid people who bring out the worse in others, or a character put together a block at a time. This would resemble stacking blocks like a child. It is different each time. Most of the time these characters do not get along with each other. They each want something different or are fighting over the same resources, ie, conflict. They are perhaps like children in a normal family, fighting. They are under the book cover.
–Richard Milleville, The Passionate Novel