Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)
I have said this a million times. “Write what you know” is bullshit.
LEARN THINGS TO KNOW THAT ARE WORTH WRITING ABOUT.
OH SHIT, THE LAST LAST CLAUSE.