bu Megan Oliphant
Now I'm not talking using an experience verbatim (though that can work sometimes, too). I mean how often do you take some experience from your life, mix it up a little, interject it into the life of one of your characters, and POOF! You have a part of you left in your story.
So here's your question: Do you separate your life from your fiction, or do scenes like this work their way in to writing?