The ever-entertaining Ken Levine is in NYC freezing his LA butt off. Before leaving for the east coast he enlisted a guest blogger and boy what a treat! Multiple Emmy Award-winner Peter Casey is blogging about the creation and casting of one of my all time favorite comedies, Fraiser! He talks about how he and his partners came up with the concept, the network pitch, and the casting process. Fun and fascinating. Check it out!
In yesterday's post, Mr. Casey wrote: "...like a lot of writers we went to our own lives for material." It made me think of how often I draw from real life experiences for my own writing. Hmmm. That would be ... a lot.
What about you? Have you ever drawn from your own life for material? If you've ever read one of my books, you know I dip into my entertainment experiences here and there (and sometimes everywhere). In kind, all of my heroines possess at least one quality or belief that is wholly 'me'. Do you ever fashion characters after you or someone you know? Where do you mine characters and situations?