Sitting in the lobby of the hospital yesterday, waiting for some lab results, I happened to meet a man who I think will become a character in one of my stories. Isn't it amazing...you never know where inspiration will come from. This was an older gentleman, from Italy, who had some amazing stories to tell about his life and his journey from Italy to America. I listened intently, making some mental notes, and afterwards he stuck in my mind most of the day. His mannerisms, speech patterns, and authenticity were memorable - what more could I want in a character!
So it made me wonder, where do you get inspiration for your characters?