Standing on the rocks watching the Pacific ocean smashing in at Montana Del Oro I was struck with the need to use such a scene in some of my writing. 'Course right now I don't have a suitable place for such a dramatic display. Still it may have a place sometime in the future; so I wrote it, and that is the nature of writing.
I am often told by various folks. "I could write a book if I could get started."
My answer is, "Write. Sit down and write." That's how it's done. I leave out the rest, which is, "Then write it again. Read it, and write it again." I don't want to discouragee them too much.
I might have added that they should find a good writing group. I am fortunate to have the Santa Maria Word wizards. A great group of people.