Reason #6 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons why folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Writing what you know, is.

Following the advice to “write what you know” stalls many writers for three reasons:

1. You KNOW a lot. Oceans of knowing are inside each person. It’s overwhelming.

2. WHAT you know isn’t stagnant. It’s moving all the time. It’s dizzying.

3. WHAT you know is relational. It’s related to other people, to experience, to conflict and query. It’s organic.

Here’s a tip: Write TO DISCOVER what you know.

You will be surprised and amazed and readers will be, too. I just KNOW it.


About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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