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I'm going to keep this short and sweet, because the real purpose of this post is merely to give you another shot at winning a book (see, I look out for you blog readers, don't I?!)
But I couldn't let it go without seconding that I agree with Kate 100% in that you should write about what you love.
When I first started writing, everyone (and by everyone I mean well-meaning family, the mailman, the 80-year old woman walking her dog, and pretty much every non-writer out there who likes to give writing advice) told me I should "write what I know." And to some extent I agree with them, but when I started to actually write fiction I found it was much more fun to write about what I didn't know and what I wanted to learn A LOT about.
And the second I found a way to combine some of my biggest interests (such as movies, travel, adventure, and solving puzzles), writing started to get much more interesting for me. And when the writer is passionate about what they are writing, the readers can't help but catch some of that infectious energy.
So basically what I'm saying is don't limit yourself to writing what you know, but have fun with writing, researching, and living your life. Your books and your readers (or eventual readers) will thank you for it!
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--Emily, Miss Querylicious