19 January 2010

Writing what you know

Lots of writers, editors, and publishers give new writers the advice of "write what you know."  They know that if you start with a foundation of knowledge, your writing will ring more true for your readers, and you'll be able to establish yourself as an authority in a certain area.  But that doesn't mean you have to have a degree in something to write what you know.  Instead, you can use just about anything to give you authority in writing.

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  1. True. You can write about anything and many people choose their favorite subject: themselves.

    This is a good-looking blog. Of course I am a coffee lover.

    What do you most like to write about?

    B. Lynn Goodwin
    Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers

  2. Thank you for your comment, Lynn, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I most like to write fiction. I'm working on a book about a coffee house right now, actually!

  3. Sounds good. If you ever write short-short fiction, I hope you'll consider submitting it to Writer Advice's Flash Prose Contest. Details, deadline, and prizes are at www.writeradvice.com

  4. Thank you for the heads up! Have a great day!


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