I think for a lot of writers, the characters they write become alter egos. I don’t think that that’s been true for me, though many (but not all) of my characters have a lot of significant details in common with me.
This past week, I’ve been digging into family history, and into our beliefs. I’ve been doing a lot of reading of old textbooks and I appear to have sprouted an alter ego!(!!!!!!!!!) It started with me unnecessarily hashtagging things I’d thought were funny (#chirokidtellsyouhowtoadjust, for instance). But I think I like having Chiro Kid around, so she might stay.