Write What You Know?
Write what you know.” I believe it’s the most common writing advice an aspiring author will hear. It’s a worthy consideration, but it’s seemed hollow at times and not always helpful. While it’s important to write from what one knows of life: its wonder, joys, triumphs, and heartaches, that one-liner stopped inspiring me a long time ago. In realizing those four words can mold and bend (where the writer draws from her own experience of disappointment to identify with a characte