Came across a quote today, supposedly from Oscar Wilde:
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
And that pretty much sums up how I feel about my characters.
“My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.”
— Alan Moore
And don’t forget the magic.