I filmed a new vlog today and I thought it might be nice to share here, on my blog. You’ve probably heard of the writing rule: “Write what you know.” The rule was even embedded in my senior English class in high school. I’ve heard it nearly everywhere writing-related. At some point or another, it comes up in conversation among writers. I’m fairly certain the reasoning behind this rule is to encourage believable, realistic stories. After all, if you write about what you know, you shouldn’t have to guess much, right?
I’m all for realism in stories. Nothing makes me ditch a book or movie faster than ridiculously unbelievable scenes or plot points. However, I’d like to think that a writer can write about something they don’t know, as long as they conduct in-depth research on the topic. And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is what my vlog covers.
Let me know what you think—all I ask is that you bring your good manners with your comments. Thanks! 🙂