Should You Write About What You Know?
“Write what you know” is a cliché among writers, though it is an oft-debated truism. How, for example, would a science fiction or fantasy writer embrace such a motto? Many would argue that we only come to know something truly by writing about it in the first place. They would suggest changing the adage to “Write to know.”
I don’t offer a solution to the problem. At least not today. Instead, I’ll leave you with Eudora Welty’s take on it. It’s the most interesting and provocative I’ve seen.
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