Do It Right and "Know" Either Way
The question that has been debated for years...
To write what you know? Or to write what you don’t know?
No matter which way you argue, we believe it is most important to stay true to yourself. Now if that means you feel more confident writing about things that are familiar to you then write that. On the contrary… if you have the desire and the skills to research then roll with it. Whichever you choose, always stay true to yourself.
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Reasons To Write What You Know
Reasons why it’s usually better to write what you already know:
Research What You Don’t Know
However, it is still important to check things. Verifying certain facts about the timeline, geography or anything you deem important should be double checked if you have any doubt your readers won’t buy it.
Researching is great break from writing. It can help bring your writing full circle for a perfect solution. Having issues where your story goes next? Do a little research and see if that helps the creative juices flow.
As writers, we have the access (legitimate sources from the internet) to get the facts straight and so we should. Going the extra mile will make your fictitious book REAL to your readers.