The characters I write, are all, in one way or another, broken. I write about broken and damaged characters because in my experience, the broken person is the norm, not the exception.
We are all, to one degree or another, in some way broken. That is not a bad thing. Many of us survive and even thrive from the world’s efforts to break us.
Additionally as writers, understanding the broken within ourselves, allows us to understand, and further explore the broken in others, and eventually, in our creations.