I'm over at From the Write Angle today talking about the Non-Autobiographical You. Sounds weird, I know, but if you pop on over, you'll see what I'm talking about!
I've never used a real event from my life in my writing and I doubt I ever will. So far I haven't even taken a real event and twisted it.
My life isn't great fodder for fiction. Thankfully! I don't want or need to live a life where I suffer like Main Characters always seem to do!
But if I had to take one event and use it, it might be my tendency to use swing sets a little differently as a kid. Sure I liked to swing and jump off like everyone else, but I also liked to shinny up the poles and hang upside down from my knees off the top bar. The most fun though was shinnying up to the top and then walking along the top bar as if it was a beam.
Might be a fun scene if I ever decide to write one of those MG ideas spinning around in my head!
How about you - what's something you've done that would make a great scene in a novel?