One of my favorite shows to watch on cable, when I used to subscribe to it, was VH1 Behind The Music. It was fascinating to learn where the inspiration for the songs I loved had come from, and what the back story was behind a seemingly ambiguous lyric.
All of my writing is anecdotal. But let me clarify, that the pieces I write are not 100% autobiographical by any stretch of the imagination. Sometimes I get a spark of inspiration from a conversation I have overheard in passing briskly by a couple engrossed in dialogue; while other times, someone who has insight to my life experiences may read a piece and know that was exactly what I was going through.
The beauty of being a writer is the poetic license you have with your material; and of scripting your future and rewriting your past into whatever purpose it needs to serve your craft at the moment.
So here are my anecdotes. Ponder their authenticity if you want to. Or simply engage in them. I will post one song or poem each month.