Write What You Know?
Michael Snyder at The Master’s Artist doesn’t know anything at all. But he still wants to write:
So what I have to do is start writing and see what happens. Eventually I get to know the world that comes trickling down from my brain and out of my fingertips. At some point I find a guy I sort of recognize. Then I cause him some trouble, usually give him a wry observation about whatever that trouble is, then make him get up and do something about it. Whatever he does is what I end up knowing. And eventually, if I keep banging away at it, not only do I finally know a little something, I typically get to love it too. So instead of writing what I know or writing what I love, I have to sort of reverse the order…I get to know and love what I write.