11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
My favorites have to be Annikka, Raghnall, and Celeste. All three of them share the same characteristics of being jaded, tired of the natural order of things, and all have attitudes and ambitions towards changing things. Annikka tends to get rather vocal about how idiotic the concept of men dominating women is, especially when you consider that women do more work for less recognition in this medieval society than the men realize. Raghnall just thinks the world would be better if he ran everything and is out to prove it. Celeste knows what she wants and isn't afraid to speak out against things she doesn't like. She's also got a foul mouth, she's a royal pain, and knows she's a raging bitch and doesn't care.
My least favorite to write would have to be Khyle and Reidar. Khyle is a cold, amoral bastard who will do whatever he wants to achieve his goal. Reidar is a man who is struggling to establish his strength and position in a female dominated society when the women don't want to let him have that power. He's in the peculiar position of having a gift that's only been found among the women (for the most part), knows how to use it, but is forbidden to use it in the way his teachers use it because - again - they're female and he's male. It's very hard to get into these guys' heads when I'm writing.