- “Creative writing teachers should be purged until every last instructor who has uttered the words “Write what you know” is confined to a labor camp. Please, talented scribblers, write what you don’t. The blind guy with the funny little harp who composed The Iliad , how much combat do you think he saw?“
P.J. O’Rourke, in The Washington Post, from his shredding of blogger Ana Marie Cox’s first novel.