I believe that to create real-seeming characters, the writer must be willing to go on a voyage of self-exploration. It can be revealing and even painful to explore your own weakness, but it gives you genuine emotion. Characters in fiction come alive because of the believability of their emotional lives and that is what I strive to create.A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 25 QUOTES BY SARA PARETSKY (Of 73) | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/11300-Sara_Paretsky [Accessed 8 June 2020].