*Sure, this is a reiteration of my first blog entry, but I think it needs reiteration and a more official place here.*
Write what you know.
Well, who the hell decided that?
Here’s what the mantra is really saying: Write what you are moderately familiar with and comfortable laying claim to.
After all, if you only write what you know, everything becomes an autobiography. Or a textbook.
I have no delusions about my life. I know that it’s not interesting enough to warrant an autobiography, textbook, or even a tri-fold pamphlet. Nothing against other blogs. Some people do lead compelling lives; I just don’t. Does that mean I can’t write? Unacceptable.
So, I’m taking it upon myself to change age-old monikers. Here’s what the saying should be:
Write what you think. Write what you feel. Write what you want.
That’s exactly what I intend to do.