Discussion Tuesday


Here are some great thoughts from Douglas William Thurstan Smith on the ever popular ‘Write What You Know’ concept.

Douglas W.T. Smith


Another week has come around and Tuesday’s discussion is upon us bloggers.

This weeks topic:

Write what you know.

At first, I thought it was referring to the genre. I know and love fantasy so I’ll write fantasy.

The more I have written, the more I have uncovered layers to this statement.

For me I have found, it isn’t the know of genre to write, it is the themes within the story. Whether it is fantasy, romance, thriller, mystery, fiction or non-fiction.

The themes of love, family, relationships and coming-of-age. These are the things Iknow, the things I have experienced.

I could amend the original statement, and suggest

Write what you have experienced.

For discussion, comment the themes you have experienced?

Is this how you interpret the original/ amended statement? Or was it something completely different?

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