Write What You Know?

I used to swallow the advice, “Write what you know,” without a second thought. I let it disqualify and discourage me for years.

We’ve all heard it. It’s dangled over our heads for years like the sword of Damocles. As if we don’t have enough self-doubt to handle, this adage gleefully plops more misgivings in our lap and whispers, “You don’t know what you’re doing.”

I feel like it’s time to take a closer look — let's see if it is really as infallible as it seems.