When an author is engaged in world building it is common, and to some degree necessary, to build the world as a series of static scenes. There is a great manor house with trees of just such a diameter lining the drive. The leaves on the trees are just so dense. The bark has just such a texture. But the moment the story begins things begin to change. Leaves fall, bark roughens, branches die, whole trees need to be replaced. In the manor house; windows break, carpets must be replaced, and bread is avaliable or not. In a great, or even a good, story everything must be in flux. An author can begin by building a static scene, but that scene must move. This is perhaps one of the most critical elements of "write what you know". No matter how well an author can see any individual scene only intimate, personal knowledge will answer the ever present question, "What happens next?".
Betty Adams is an up and coming author with a bent for science and Sci-fi.