Write What You Know

Posted on March 21, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Type “Write What You Know” into a Google search box, and the famed search engine will return 93 million hits.  Exactly what over 90 million websites, and possibly as many authors, have to say about “write what you know” eludes me.

The phrase is a popular cliche that is arguably trite.  Yet, it remains useful because fact checking can block the creative process.  “Write what you know,” and you can double check the facts later.  (Which, of course, we all do.  Right?)

Like noses, we all seem to have opinions on this, and like noses… …well, you know the cliche’.

What is the “solution”?  I do not claim to have one.  But, my experience has been that this old maxim works just fine for me.

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BOTD: Journeys, destinations and having enough balls to stay the course

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Staying-With-It | Tags: , , , , , , |

Out blog of the day, today, is “Journeys, destinations and having enough balls to stay the course”  From that blog: “The path I’m on as an independent writer is longer and, for now, lonelier and poorer.  It’s non traditional.  But I’m happy.  I love my life, especially my lifestyle.  It’s nice outside.  I think I’ll go do something. I don’t have a boss to ask or 5 o’clock to wait for.  Still, I question what I do almost every day — not because I’m unsure if it’s what I want to do, but because I’m unsure if I’m going about it the right way.”

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