Write What You Know

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How do I make a story believable?

Write What You Know

“Write what you know” is a well-traveled writing cliché. It is great advice to give yourself when contemplating story ideas. Write about a life-changing childhood experience you had. Write about things you've done, or seen—people you've met. Through your unique perspective—as a runner, or a pizza deliverer, or a government clerk, for example—tell an everyday (yet fascinating) story.



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