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POINT OF VIEW: Writing What I Don’t Know

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I long ago discarded that old tried and true truism of writing – “write what you know.” While I get the sentiment behind it – you can best convey ideas, characters, and places with which you are already conversant – I also find it also intensely limiting, especially as a writer of sci fi and fantasy fiction. One of the ways I set out to break this idea down is by writing characters who are not at all like me. In “The Shoreless Sea,” my trilogy ender coming out in October, that has put me far out on three different … Read more