Write what you know – or not

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

When you’re starting out as a writer, you get a common piece of advice: write what you know.

6067028560_bc1e61fc0e_zOn a certain level, this makes sense. You’re just starting. You’re figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Keeping things familiar can make that easier. Maybe you tap into the emotions of your past, or your family experiences, or your hometown. And that’s cool – up to a point. Beyond that point, you’re actually doing yourself – and your reader a disservice. And here’s why. Continue reading “Write what you know – or not”