When they say fiction is based upon reality, no kidding! Every experience I am a part of, every conversation I have, every real story I hear about, is food for thought, turned ‘life for thought.’ It’s what makes life so interesting. You can take that perception and turn it into a story, embellish it and make it interesting movie stuff. It becomes visual and real and others can relate. You can even take a real-life bad situation and turn it into something for readers to relate to and learn from – and that is my favorite part about writing because it’s all ‘what ifs.’ It’s all really based upon factual situations. We writers just embellish them.