Sunday, August 23, 2009

Write What You Know = Basically, Nothing

How about writing what you don't know? That opens up the whole world to your fiction. Do a little research. Use your imagination. Learn something. Maybe even make a fool of yourself. God forbid you should make a fool of yourself, huh? Just remember: The Muse will forgive factual error, but She will never, ever, forgive creative bankruptcy.

1 comment:

  1. I love the teaching of Plato's "Meno", that all learning is recollection; the wise know they don't know; but maybe we only think that we don't know . . .