A. Be kind to yourself. (My mom says it to me all the time, possibly because she knows I need permission.)
A. Humility. Kindness. Intelligence.
A. Honestly, writing. I still can't believe how lucky I am. But after that, Ben and Jerry's taste tester, all the way.
A. People who take themselves too seriously.
A. It's a tie: Scout Finch and Anne Shirley