Write what you know

Write what you know! I actually research what I don’t…



“Write what you know.”

I really didn’t know what that meant until recently.

Write what you know?

What if you wanted to write about someone in outer space?

Or a solitary man cast on a desert island?

How about an Egyptian Queen during the Roman Empire?

Mmmm…. 🙂

Then I learnt that ‘Write what you know’ means to write about that universal genre  –


Human emotion transcends anything you care to write about, especially if you want your readers to connect with your characters.

Love, hate, jealousy, bitterness, regret – these can occur in any setting, place or time.

Even on an island in the middle of the ocean (it worked for Daniel Defoe, didn’t it?).

Whether your character is knee deep in aliens on a corrupt spacecraft, or winging it solo in the Wild West, they all have inner desires, goals, heartaches and motivation that drives them…

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