That issue rears its head, yet again:
The original post to which she refers is found here. You may know my views on that “write what you know about” maxim. I have noted it here several times.
In a world awash with questionable writing advice, I believe it is actually about THE BEST advice there is and is really little more than common sense. Most recently, I explained why on March 3: “It is what I know.”
So seeing that on Instagram, naturally I could not resist offering my “two cents.” Particularly if you are a new writer, it is the place from which to start. I think this well-sums up my opinion:
As I was all involved commenting there, I could not help but think also that I had about finished a new short story.
“A 2006 Moment” is attached below as a .pdf you can download. It is sort of a “travel” tale, but more of an early 2000s “relocation” one. Click below on the London photo and it will open in your browser:
It is only about 2,500 words, so it is really just a long blog post and therefore I hope a good length for a quick read. In fact, I wrote the entire story in just three days: from May 16, 17, and earlier this morning. The idea struck me and… off I went typing typing typing…
Given that Insta-post above, and thinking about that story now, I have written, again, yet something else I believe I “know about.” I say I “know about” it because essentially it happened to me here in London about fifteen years ago. It is also FREE to read – and always will be – and I will be placing it alongside my 2020 published short story.
I guess I needed a writing break from the early 1800s. Besides me, you are the first to read it. No one else has. 🙂