From an interview with the playwright Robert Schenkkan, author of The Kentucky Cycle and Handler:
Schenkkan’s personal connection to the places and people that inspire him are what make his works so vibrant. A Seattle resident for 14 years now, Schenkkan says he’s finding the northwest seep into his words. “John Boorman, the British Director, once said that individual happiness depends upon living somewhere where your internal landscape is mirrored by your external landscape,” Schenkkan said.
Since I’m endlessly fascinated by the interaction between our internal and external landscape I found that an interesting comment.
And on process, Schenkkan says
The process by which stories emerge is kind of mysterious. I’m not trying to be coy, but I also have not, to be honest, tried to examine that process too closely for fear that it might damage it.