Knowledgeable Enough?

Do you ever read or watch beautifully crafted stories and think “I could never create a world like that?”

I’m watching I May Destroy You (which is actually required viewing for all of humanity — not sure if you got the memo) and I’m thinking I could never know enough about a particular city or profession or whatever to create something so holistic. The amount of research I would have to do it astounding. Obviously there’s that whole thing of “write what you know,” but what… do I know… other than life in my small apartment, and now a small trailer?

But honestly, the more I think about it, the more I realize I have plenty to write about, or plenty to draw inspiration from while working on other creative projects. Research is always necessary, yes, but it’s not as if there isn’t inspiration everywhere we look.

This little bottle of hand sanitizer I keep fiddling with, for example. There’s something there. Right?

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