Why I think “Write Only What You Know About” Is Abysmally Bad Advice

Adebayo Adeniran
5 min readAug 10, 2021

In a limitless world, with a plethora of possibilities,putting oneself in a box or sticking to what one knows is a complete nonsense.

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For readers and writers alike, over the course of perusing articles on this space or elsewhere, they will have come across the piece of advice stating: write only what you know about. If I had a pound for every time…

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible