Write What You (don’t) Know

A few blog posts by other writers caught my eye this week – some a little older, and others more recent – that dwelled on one of the oldest pieces of writing advice that new writers frequently get:

Write what you know…

~Some Anonymous Jerk

If you’re a writer, you’ve heard it before.  We all have – though no one will claim credit for having told it to us. 

But what does that even mean?

Those links have a thing or two to say about that – perhaps more eloquently than I will say it here.  But the short answer: not a whole heck of a lot – without a lot more context.

Let’s break it down. Continue reading