Writers collect interesting experiences and use them. I got some great ammunition today.
Julia and I were traveling in the area, discussing a family thing. We have different views of this "thing." I said, "I would like to tell you what I think about it. You can tell me how wrong I am. I will shut up. And that will be that. OK?"
So she told me what I thought about it, told me how wrong I was, and that was that.
What a character!
An hour or so later I made my proposal again and she agreed to actually let me tell her my view. So I told her my view. Then, oddly enough, she agreed with me. But I was driving, so I could not afford to faint.