Sunday, June 28, 2009

Life Experiences

I was reading a chapter in the Characters and Viewpoint book yesterday that talked about pulling from life experiences for your story. Sure, it was talking about life experiences to use for character development, but it still made me think.
It's interesting that I'm revising a story I first wrote years ago (and haven't revised or read for over a year or so) and there's a scene where one main character gets hit by a car and the others go to see her in the emergency room. Because of experiences within the past year revolving around the emergency room of hospitals I can fill more information into this scene to make it more believable (or even relate now). I never thought when I wrote that part that I would ever be in a situation similar to it in the future.

1 comment:

Davin Malasarn said...

Yes, while I'm sure it was no fun to be visiting ERs, having the actual experience at a time when you can use it in your writing can be very helpful. I always appreciate when that happens to me.

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