The Next Chapter | Apr 23, 2012 | 17:25

Is "write what you know" the best advice? (Literary Smackdown - Part 7)

Canada Writes and The Next Chapter present the seventh great literary smackdown... and this time the gloves come off. "Write what you know" is probably the most widely touted maxim among writers, but is it always the best advice? Shyam Selvadurai and Robert Hough have very different thoughts on that. In this literary smackdown, they debate the benefits and the pitfalls of writing what you know, and which approach leads to the richest fiction.

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