Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group, started by Alex Cavanaugh.
How's it going, writers? I'm happy with the new job I started in August, and looking forward to the holidays. Since I work for a university now, I actually get Veteran's Day off work, yahoo!
Do you enjoy using personal experiences in your writing? I do. For example, I like to write therapy scenes incorporating my experiences as a psychologist.
I'm blessed with some hilarious friends and I like to "borrow" their dialogue now and then. When my swimming buddy Joe met my plus-sized cat, he said "That's not a cat...that's a cow." Guess what one of my characters will say about his brother's fat cat?
I'm currently writing my fifth novel, a New Adult volleyball romance titled Blocked. Although swimming was my main sport in college, I also played volleyball, and it's a blast writing about this fun sport. My teammates and I engaged in fierce euchre tournaments, and not surprisingly this card game is making its way into the story.
What is one of your favorite personal experiences that you've incorporated into your writing?
If you're feeling insecure, here's a funny scene from the movie Young Adult to make you feel better about yourself as a writer: