Our upcoming March/April issue is focused on the personal. So, we would love to know what you think about the age-old adage that writers should only write what they know.
Our formal question: Should writers only stick to writing what they know?
There's been a back-and-forth among writers for years surrounding the idea that people should stick to writing what they know. Some believe that rule is too constricting for a writer's imagination; some believe that it allows topic experts to shine. What are your thoughts? There are no right or wrong answers because this is a personal question!
Share your answers with us in the comments below for a chance to be published in the March/April issue of Writer's Digest.
Here are the guidelines:
- Provide an answer to the question "What writing advice made you see your work in a new way?” in the comments below.
- Answers can be funny, weird, poignant, thought-provoking, entertaining, etc.
- Remember to include your name as you would like it to appear in print.
- Deadline for commenting this time around is January 1, 2021.
- Only comments shared below will be considered for publication, though feel free to share your answers on social media with the following hashtags: #WDReaders and #WritingAchievement.
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