“In order to write about life first you must live it.” is #Blogging Insights prompt this week.
Hemmingway, I must disagree with your statement.
My first book was inspired, that’s the wrong word, but I wrote it because I was bullied as a child. It was my way of taking back control. All the other things I have written hasn’t got first hand knowledge.
I am happily married, and my husband would never hit me, but I wrote a book about domestic violence, a court scene and a prison scene. That is what research is for. That and knowing people who can help create a realistic feel to the setting and characters in my book.
I wrote a monologue in the point of view of a soldier suffering from PTSD. I am not a soldier or male, but I think it was pretty good. So, Hemmingway, if we all stuck to what we know our novels would never be written.