What Do You Know? By LB Gschwandtner, author of The Other New Girl (She Writes Press, Sept. 26, 2017)Here’s a fine, standard piece of writing advice. Every writer has heard it. But what does it really mean? In Jann Martel’s The Life Of Pi, a boy is shipwrecked, loses his entire family, and the zoo animals they’re transporting to Canada, and he ends up stuck in a lifeboat with a tiger. Is that what the author “knew?”Knowing doesn’t necessarily mean experiencing first hand.