When I write pastas, 90% of the time I take experiences from my own life and sort of jumble them together. The story I'm currently near completing, I added a lot and I do mean a lot of personal parts from my life, such as losing my Daughter a few years ago and the agony that goes along with something like that.
My question is, does anyone else here write personal aspects from thier own lives into their pastas? I've found when I do this, the characters are more real. That's the most common compliment I get from my writing. Anyone else?