Write What You DON’T Know: NaNoWriMo Tip #9

By Jason Boog 

Creative writing teachers will always tell you to “write what you know,” focusing on your experiences and world around you. While writing your National Novel Writing Month manuscript, try the exact opposite: write what you don’t know.

Here’s more about the Pubmission writing exercise: “Make a list of the subjects you wish you knew more about. Now take yourself to the library. Yep. At all costs, deny yourself Wikipedia. Spend at least an hour with one of your subjects, delving deep, turning pages, making note of the details you find most interesting. Don’t worry so much about remembering everything, skip what you don’t understand, and really cultivate an ear for the language that rings most magical to you. When you get home, look back at your notes, and write a mini-guide to your subject.”

This is our ninth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. As writers around the country join the writing marathon this month, we will share one piece of advice or writing tool to help you cope with this daunting project. Click here for weekly free eBooks from eBookNewser. (Via Reddit)