- That's a cliché.
- Maybe, but you know, sometimes clichés are true...
- Oh, go write what you know!
Context: I published a German blog post today about how that line would-be writers keep getting from would-be advisors, "write what you know", is not really that good advice when you're struggling to come up with stuff because it defaults you back to what you're trying to write yourself out of. In my book, this piece of advice ranks right after that line about life writing stories. On my special angry list.
Some of the reactions inspired me to write this little thing next.
The whole post can be read in German at my blog. I might write it up for English use as soon as I find the time or venue. Or maybe as a Patron exclusive.