“Write What You Know” Is the Worst Advice for Writers, and Here’s Why

I was fifteen years old when I took my first workshop classes in verse (poetry), fiction and playwriting. Poetry was always my strong suit. I’ve always enjoyed playing with alliteration, slant rhymes and creating metaphors are my guilty pleasure. When it came to my other two workshop classes – fiction and playwriting – I would always struggle. My character development was weak; I had no idea how...

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Readers & Followers: Like I did last summer, I will be a screenplay judge for the NH Film Festival this season. I just received my first round of scripts to read and I am getting through them as quickly as possible. Fortunately, I’ve been offered a position as a co-assistant director, which I am very excited about. I will be responsible for tallying up all of the screenplay reviews...