…for people familiar with both classic Doctor Who and Alice in Wonderland:
So after watching the Doctor Who docu-drama about William Hartnell, I needed to work on my NaNo novel. But there were too many emotions for Hartnell. So I decided to write an orphan scene introducing a new character inspired by him.
But most of my characters are also taking some cues from Alice in Wonderland characters. So I thought, I’ll make him a William Hartnell version of the White Knight.
But then, as I was finally having him give his name as William, I realised that this character was also Old Father William
And it was perfect.