Writing teachers everywhere say, “Write what you know.”
Forget if it’s good advice—What do I even know?
In this show, the Js (writer Jon Armstrong and editor Juliet Ulman) talk about some examples of novels where maybe… just maybe the author didn’t know what he was writing about. How do we know what we know? And do we know anything?
In the show, Jon expressed concern about Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son. (Amazon link)
A tweet from Paul Gilmartin was mentioned. (He is the host of The Mental Health Happy Hour):
Thinking u understand clinical depression b/c u experienced situational sadness is like thinking u know Italy b/c u went to the Olive Garden
— Paul R. Gilmartin (@mentalpod) October 31, 2015