I am inspired by the fact that no one can tell my story like I can. My novels and plays are written from my perspective and sometimes those that know me, get to know me better through my writing.
As a fictional writer I dont have to worry about the facts and telling the story "Wrong". So I can tell the story and not worry about revealing too much information. But I can tell it in detail and no one individual's life is on displace, but my characters are made up of a combanation of family, friends and aquaintances. So I guess you can say that I am inspired by the lives of the people around me as well.