04 November 2006

Write What You Know?

1. If you've never experienced something, is it possible to write about it?

2. If your emotional makeup is abnormal compared to the vast majority of society, will you be able to write passages with "normal" emotional reactions to events?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting questions. Why do you ask them? One of my favorite writers writes about being a connoisseur of space junk with the help of vladirian liquor and an on board computer. He made that believable, even though I'm fairly certain he's never been in space.

    I believe many seriously twisted dysfunctional people pass for normal every day. That is, every part of them seems normal to passing observers. I suspect their writing would be equally good. Ted Bundy comes to mind.


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