Friday, April 27, 2012
W is for Write What You LIKE
Of course you do. Everyone has heard that before. And I don't get it, really.
I like science fiction.
I like magical realism.
I like horror, and ghosts, and monsters.
I like fantasy.
None of these things are what the author "knows" or "knew".
Fiction is made up. That's why it's not called non-fiction. If we all wrote what we knew, there would be only non-fiction.
What I know is writing, and painting, and gardening, and raising a son, and being married and having pet cats.
What I write is ghosts and pirates and constellations coming to life, and magical books and clockwork animals and witches and people that become birds Get this at Cafepress
and birds that become people, etc.
I know none of these things to be true.
So I don't write what I Know.
I write what I Like.