5 Great Quotations about ‘Write What You Know’

“If you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.” – Meg Cabot

“Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.” – Howard Nemerov

“I write to be the characters that I am not.” – Joss Whedon

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories…” – Anne Lamott

“Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don’t know in your own soul.” – Emily Carr


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.