One of the most common tips a new writer gets is “Write what you know.” In my case, I don’t find writing about my job or my life remotely interesting. So even though I could write a very accurate portrayal of someone fictional who does the same job as me in real life, I choose not to because I find it too boring. There are just too many considerations to portray the job fairly, to acknowledge various struggles people face in it, the ethics of it, so my focus is just not very fun. Instead it's mundane, cautious, humdrum, matter of fact. If all writers felt this way, than nobody would actually “write what they know”. What do you think? Do you write what you know best, or what you are inspired by and can make educated guesses about?