"There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval."
"If you want to work on your art, work on your life."
— Anton Chekhov (via itsquoted
That being said, a few hours at a figure drawing class never go amiss.
"Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. …If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy."