A. "Ninety percent of writing is the application of the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair." Mark Twain
A. Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin, from Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series. After that, Hari from The Blue Sword.
A. It's always hard to be your own critic, but I'd guess impatience. I hate waiting.
A. Raising my children to become responsible, honest, open people.
A. The ability to see things from other points of view--essential in a writer.