Writing Prompt: Incorporate real life

Suffering from writer’s block or need to add some spunk to your writing? The problem may be that you need to change up your routine.

To that end, try this tip: How can you incorporate “real life” into a story scene involving something that you’ve never experienced? For example, on an interstellar flight, what are the feelings of loneliness or the fear of being lost in the great emptiness that the passengers feel? Can you draw upon similar feelings you’ve felt during a long road trip across the Great Plains or a desert to make the scene in your story more real?