Seriously guys, be careful! Don’t be immortalised as an arsehole!
Every writer draws inspiration from the world around them, especially from other people. These insights enrich fiction and make characters more believable.
I think that there’s something beautiful about capturing the essence of humanity and distilling it into a book. Recently, I’ve started to take notes on the people I encounter (mainly the arseholes) because I want my stories to be as relatable as possible. Who knows when I’ll need to portray a slimy loser or a sweet little old Granny?
Insight provides attention to detail! Be warned, my friends. Do not scorn a writer or you may show up in one of their works 😛