I received a knowing snicker from a guildie when I shared a little of the basis for my current project.
Yes, I am writing about a Night Elf druid. Yes, that happens to be my main. But no, I am not writing about myself. Not really. :)
I am writing about what I know. I know the druid, I have played her for years. I rp a bit, so imagine her motivations, her worries, the duality that exists in her as a healer and a fighter. Adding the romance aspect, I now consider what she thinks as a woman. This makes her easy to write because I know her spells and sequence.
My next story will probably feature a ne mage or a Dranaei shammy. Why? Same reason. If I got Dranaei, I'll have to make those tentacles have nerve endings or something. Hmmmm...
It's harder for me to write the role of the tank. I have never played one. I've had to read up on the warrior and dk and their spects in order to write a reasonable fight. But as for my main character, I'm writing what I know.
Perhaps I'll be inspired to go more melee or tanking class in order to get to know my characters better. My guild will be surprised.