Five Great Quotes about ‘Write What You Know’

“…All artists’ work is autobiographical. Any writer’s work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them.” – Kim Addonizio

“…when I write a book or a story, I…am the only one speaking, no matter how I hide behind my characters.” – Junot Díaz

“Imagination? It is the one thing beside honesty that a good writer must have. The more he learns from experience the more he can imagine.” – Ernest Hemingway

“People say to write about what you know. I’m here to tell you, no one wants to read that, cos you don’t know anything. So write about something you don’t know. And don’t be scared, ever. – Toni Morrison

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche