Stealing shamelessly from Mary at The Bandwagon, who linked to this jewel of an anecdote.
It takes a lot to make me cry. That story did it--and in such a good way.
My hero is a heroine--my mother, who withstood my oh-so-pragmatic father's attempts to squelch my dreams of being a writer and never lost faith in my talents and my drive. She's the one who tirelessly took my contest entries to the post office over the past couple of years because the hours at our little local post office clashed with my work hours. The postal clerks know her by name! And she was the first person I tried to call when I found out I sold.
Who's your writing hero?