Ok, yeah, I took a bit of license with this one. We don’t hear the K in knowledge. Why’s it even there? Does anyone really know?
And while we’re on the subject of knowing things, how does a toaster oven work? How tall was Abraham Lincoln? What is the circumference of the moon? What’s the Spanish word for happiness? How much wood CAN a woodchuck chuck? Will Jessica discover Chester’s affair…? Will Benson discover Chester’s affair? Will Benson care? These questions—and many others—will be answered in the next episode of…Soap.
Oops…dated myself a little bit there.
What does this have to do with writing? The answer is simple. You can’t write about what you don’t know. The only way to know things is to keep learning. Read constantly. Read fiction, non-fiction, biographies, jokes, magazines, newspapers. Anything you can get your hands on.
Keep expanding your horizons and don’t stick to one genre or one point of view. The more you know, the better you’ll think and write.