Looking at Robert J. Duperre's guest post on Write What You Know (
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), something crossed my mind.
The post is dead on about how "know" actually means "learn." But it also shows how common that sayng is among writing classes... where it could be interpreted as "write what you already know, because the teacher's only seeing it once." That's very different from writing groups and other real, ongoing efforts to get a story that works, where you can write with only some of the research done and clean the rest up between drafts.
Anyone else think "Write What You (already) Know" could translate as "Write a story you won't revise"?