On Writing: Touchstones

One of the most common bits of writing advice is “Write what you know”. It’s valid, but a lot of the time people seem to apply it mostly to physical things. Weather patterns, what do you need to forge a sword, how long does it really take an army on foot to march a thousand miles?

You may need any or all of these. But there are two things you have to know above all else, that will affect everything you write. Continue reading