How many of you use your own personal experiences and adapt them into your novella or novel? Bad or good experiences that had an impact on your life. Also, what is your opinion on personal experiences being adapted into novels? Will they make it all the more believable, does it depend if it makes or breaks it? Explain. I know that I use my own personal experiences. Especially the ones that involve friendships and potential love relationships. I think that makes the book all the more powerful, but what can be a little bit misleading is that a person that reads your book may not have had the same experiences, and not clearly understand the meaning behind it all.