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Write What You Know

But Don’t Stop Writing If You Don’t Know

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash

One of the most common, and wholly misunderstood pieces of advice new writers are often given these days is:

Write what you know.

In retrospect, each time I read this advice or hear someone give it, I often catch myself wondering what the recipient of said advice actually does know. I mean, if…

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P.G. Barnett

P.G. Barnett

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A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.