Many people have argued over the point that having the first-hand experience of things can make you a better writer. For examples, romance story writers must go through heartbreaks or deal with the difficulties of being in a long distance relationship to be able to write about the main character being in melancholy. I think that it is not that important. Surely, it gives more depth to a writer’s ability and gives a little more dimension to scene description. However, writing is a skill and heartbreak is a life experience. You do not necessarily need firsthand experience to be a good writer.