The Writer Inside The Writing
Would-be writers are always instructed to write about what they know. It’s not entirely meaningful advice. Of course if you try to write about something that you don’t know shit about, you’re just going to embarrass yourself. And it’s true that much good writing comes from within, from one’s own experiences and emotions, but—and this is important—manipulated and distorted. What makes it good writing is this creative manipulation and distortion of it to create something interesting to someone else.
The writer is always there inside the writing, but he or she has been encrypted. As a writer, I wish people would stop trying to crack the code. They just garble the message.