I may be crazy
But it just may be a luuuuuuunatic you're looking for-Mr. Joel
I don't deny that I am crazy.
You are supposed to write what you know.
Okay, I have lived a pretty sheltered, happy life and I haven't really known that much. My childhood and family were wonderful. I've only lived in two different states. I haven't travelled much. I didn't even go away to college!
But...I HAVE known what it is like to go through life with incredibly curly hair...so sometimes the female leads in my stories also have incredibly curly hair...(one day, I am going to be very very courageous and write about a girl who not only has straight hair, but straight BLOND hair!)
I know what it's like to live in and love New York City...so I set stories in New York City...(one day, I'll set a story in Omaha...maybe even about a girl with straight blond hair who lives in Omaha.)
I know what it's like to lose a parent as a young kid...so I have written about that as well, too. (this turns-up a lot in my stories...and maybe one day, I'll write about a family with two 80-year-old parents. And their daughter. Who has blond straight hair. And they all live in Omaha.)
I have only ever known and loved dogs. Maybe this said family will have three cats.
So, I don't really have much of my own experiences to elaborate on and fictionalize and turn into a Pulitzer-winning script or book.
What I DO have...however...
Is the fact that I am crazy.
I don't NEED my own experiences, because I am crazy.
And it is a very comforting thought.