|"A Writer Trimming His Pen" - Jan Ekels|
How does real life inspire your writing? What emotions do you channel into what you write? Even if you don't write memoir I'm guessing real life manages to find a way into your writing.
For me personally, real life couldn't seem farther away from a children's book novel about kids who blast off into space and have crazy adventures, but I still channel my doubts and frustrations into my novels. The kids obviously don't sit around wondering about what life is like for a children's book author, but I try and take what I'm feeling on a daily basis and it inevitably will seep into the cracks.
By the time it's passed through the plot of the Wonderbar novels it's almost imperceptible, but I think those layers add to the experience of the novel, even if the reader isn't aware of them.
What about you?