"Write what you know," the old adage goes. Strong advice. Sensible, but limiting.
What I know would fill the trunk of my beat-up, old Corsica. What I don't know is limitless. And, it's those things I don't know that drive me.
I think the better advice--and maybe the adage's true intent--is: Observe what's around you. Study. Think. Learn. Expand on your experience, and ask yourself, "What if . . . ?". Be an explorer. Be a scientist. Seek what you don't know.
For a writer, inquisitiveness is as valuable a tool as knowlege.
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