Write What You Know
By Gail Gaymer Martin
Everyone has heard the phrase “write what you know,” and yet writing -whether contemporary or historical – takes research, no matter how much you know.
Keeping your story accurate is important to give readers a sense of truth when they read your work. One significant error can cause readers to distrust everything you say. It is easy to question the write-what-you-know statement, because if all writers did that, where would the thrillers be, the murder mysteries, [...]