Stories from a book are written by an author and stories from the movies are scripted by directors.
Sometimes when you read a book you linked yourself with the main character. You feel like you are reading your real life story. Likewise when you are watching a movie, sometimes you cannot avoid comparing yourself with the leading star. Life indeed is amusing that sometimes our story is like the one which is written on the book and a script from a movie or TV show. If a book has an author, where do you think the writer get the content ofthe story? Don’t you think it is not adapted from someone’s life or just a fragment of the writer’s imagination? Who knows maybe it is modified from the author’s true to life story. How about those movie scripts, do you think every script is just a director’s idea or it comes from real events with real people behind every cut and retake scenes?
I agree there are famous writers with great imaginative powers who could write stories