I came across this quote recently, and it was perfectly timely, for a discussion at the Montana Book Festival on whether we writers are our characters.
“Our stories are not necessarily autobiographical, but they are personal. The story writer taps his understanding of himself; he writes to answer his own questions, even sometimes to discover what those questions might be. … Paradoxically, the more personal and particular your story, the more universal it will be.”
— Linda McCullough Moore, The Writer, August 2012
(Mixed media piece by Leslie)