2016 #ROW80 Round 1: Check-In #21
One of the most cliché writing advice is to “write about what you know.” That doesn’t mean to limit yourself, but to know your limitations. I found the truth behind this statement the hard way.
I know nothing about geekdom. No matter if it is Star Wars, Marvel/DC Comics or anything under the cosplay umbrella. I know nothing. So, having a complete chapter in which my MCs are having a date at a Star Trek festival had taken me three times longer.
It isn’t that I didn’t do my research. I did. But integrating it in a way that makes sense take skills. Skills I’m trying to develop as I go.
I have about two scenes to complete, and then I’m beaming myself to the next chapter. Just learn from my mistakes, write about what you know.
A Round of Words in 80 days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life.