This quote always makes me laugh, because it is so fracking true!
Being a writer doesn’t just consist of writing, it consists of a lot of research.
As a writer you have to be willing to explore topics that might bore you, scare you, or make you look like a psychopath to those around you…
As a writer you constantly learn new things and have to know what you are writing about, because there will always be that one reader that will point out the flaws; for example: Interstellar and interstellar travel, or Twilight and sparkle vampires… =.=
Anywho… my point is this.
If you are going to write on a topic or something based in reality, you need to educate yourself on the topic… and most writers do without realizing it. XD