This space is usually reserved for book reviews. However, with this post, I urge writers’ to write what they’ve learned, not what they know.
Some write real fast, others write slow
Some deal in fiction, others in fact.
Some are too cautious and some have no tact.
Some will write poems-in rhyme or free verse
Others do prose – prolific or terse.
The writers I know that I most like to read
Are sadly a part of a vanishing breed.
They go and explore, they don’t write what they know
Research they will. They don’t go with the flow.
Write what you know is not good advice
Except maybe once, and not more than twice
Discover and learn and write what you’ve found
New stuff that is true from the sky to the ground.
Be an explorer, a keeper of notes,
Don’t be a mere connector of quotes.
Use your work to gain smarts, the sort of knowledge
That most of us bypassed when we were in college.
If you are a writer, then teach me what’s cool.
Not merely some stuff one could learn ‘bout in school.