The inspiration behind characters

Yesterday, those of you who regularly know that I wrote about one of the characters in the novel An Adventure in Indianapolis. 

In real life, I was inspired to name the character Talitha by a real person.  For a few months I worked caring for a teen who had unusual difficulties.  I liked her.  She needed a very serene atmosphere in order to achieve more – apparently all too easily overstimulated in certain ways.  I liked her anyways – and even though I knew her because of my job.  Her first name is Talitha.  I named the fictional character after her.  It is meant to be a compliment.  She doesn’t even know that I have done it.

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