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Don’t “Write What You Know”—Write What You Long to Write

Today’s guest post is by author Rachel Amphlett:

If there’s one bit of writing advice that riles me, it’s the old adage “write what you know.”

It’s just wrong, especially when handed out to new writers.

Sure, writing what you know is all very well if you’re an ex-serving member of the military, or a cop, a secret agent, or even a cowboy—you have a wealth of exciting knowledge at your fingertips. But what if you can’t draw from an intriguing, exciting vocation? Continue Reading…