The Most Misunderstood Writing Advice: Write What You Know

A Writer's Path

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by John Briggs

Write what you know is good advice, if you do it correctly.

We’ve all heard it a thousand times: “Write what you know, write what you know…” It’s practically a mantra in some writing circles.

So, should a lawyer only write legal thrillers?

A doctor only write medical dramas?

A plumber write a novel about a plumber?

No! That’s not what it means at all.

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Courtney M. Wendleton

I'm an author with an associate's in psychology. Interested in a lot of different things, and love controversy. The more controversial the better, but that's not all I'm interested in. Can be a bit confusing at times, but that's normal!

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