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Lord Peter Wimsey. Because he'd be so damned decent about it. And he'd talk piffle while he figured it out. And not make me feel bad about my clothes or my housekeeping or other peculiarities. It would be nice if Lady Peter came along too, and we could talk plotting.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Some people become psychologists. I became a writer.

The thing which most makes me want to write is the lab aspect of it: trying to figure out why people do the things they do. As a weird kid (don't most of us think we were weird kids?) I was constantly blindsided by actions and reactions from my parents and my peers, and I began to tell myself stories about why that behavior. As I grew older I became less interested in reverse engineering human behavior ("why did that kid kick me in the shin and run away?") and more interested in seeing what effects a given situation might have on a given person (The Stone War was written, in part, as a way of explaining my passion for New York City and in part as an exploration of what the destruction of what you love can do to you).

I also write because the process, as painful as it sometimes is, is so much fun.

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