Sunday, August 17, 2008


Young writers are often told to write about what they know.
That advice is solid.
Except that it is often read as: write about what you already know.
Nine out of ten times, that leads to something utterly dead.
I say: If you want to write, go out in the world and GET to know something.
Then write, with wonder, about your fresh discovery.

1 comment:

Sergio C. Gutiérrez-Negrón said...

That was a very useful and adequate twist to a very misunderstood advice.