Write what you know. That’s the advice of many authors. Is it good writing advice? Does it limit what writers can write about? It sure sounds like it!
A story has conflict, characters, a character arc, and emotions all mixed into a great plot. Do we know anything about those things?
This episode breaks down the advice ‘write what you know’ and how to make it work for you.
A few of the genres I don’t write because they are waaaay out of my wheelhouse: crime novels, police procedurals, thrillers involving tech/science, legal thrillers, and action/adventure.