Of course, the best writing stories are the ones you are closest to.
They come from your experience.
The problem is that since they are so close, they are often overlooked.
You don’t think of your daily stories as writing prompts, because who would?
But this is one of the secrets to writing:
Anything can be interesting.
I wonder if this is the reason that 7 Things I Learned While Living In Saudi Arabia is one of my all-time most popular posts.
As a writer, I have found the best stories tend to be those closest to me, so close that I do not even recognize them as stories until someone says, “Do you realize how much we’ve missed out on because of the Bears?”
-Rich Cohen, Monsters