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)
Just choked on my fucking drink
I know nothing.
Know what you write, ie go and look it up, wanna write about lasagne, make lasagne and find out how it feels in your mouth, the way it slithers between your teeth, try things, and what you can’t try – research, ask people, hit the library
I’ll never know what it is to climb mount doom, but I can tell you how to climb a mountain and from there the rest is imagination
so yeah, know what you write, dont write what you know, because what you know isn’t enough to fill a postage stamp