“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...

How Bad Do You Have To Be, In Order To Be Considered Good?


From my observations — I’d have to say, you’d have to be pretty bad. But honestly, who reads lyrics anymore, or cares about what the artist has to say? Not many people; because honestly, the artist isn’t caring too much about what they’re saying…they will do whatever to sell their singles. Who could blame them? If all you had going on in your life was...