Have you ever browsed sites where people ask quesrions and another user answers...like Yahoo answers?
I love reading the questions and answers...it can be amusing ;)!
So I stumbled upon a question from a young teen that asked how could he/she could possibly write a song since they've never experienced anything worth writing about. It got me thinking. My life's not particularly interesting. I don't have a theme song, nor do I have a mob gunning for me. Most days I eat, sleep, write, read and work...not necessarily in that order! So how do I possibly have anything to write about????
Truth is I've never shifted into a cougar or traveled to Salin to help repopulate a dying race. But I face experiences every day that I've never faced but somehow I knew exactly what to do...I still remember my first day as a nurse. I was doing things I'd only read about and I do that on a daily basis...so if you don't know then research and find out!
Are life experiences better to write about? Maybe but I personally don't want to find out what it feels like to be kidnapped and tortured...I'll let my active imagination do what it does best weave a world where torture flows from the keys of a keyboard.
So write what you know, read what you don't and let your imagination do the rest!