A. "Ninety percent of writing is the application of the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair." Mark Twain
A. Nelson Mandela
A. Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin, from Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series. After that, Hari from The Blue Sword.
A. Integrity, honesty, and courage
A. Somewhere warm! (We are all sick of winter as I type this.) Last year at this time I was in South Africa, and I would love to be there again.