Live it, Be it, Write it
If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages.
I’ve found, in my writing journey, that I have to make sure that I have an impervious skin. My inspiration comes from what I see, experience and live. Somewhere in all of this, I’m really going to piss someone off.
Do I want to aggravate people? No, not really.
But, my being a writer comes to no surprise to people who know me. I take my inspiration from my experiences, my observations, and any other place I can get them. I do my best to protect the identities of the guilty, but I’m not going to stop my writing.
I think Shakespeare summed it up pretty succinctly.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
There is never an easy resolution. I choose my truth in the face of other’s outrage.