Read, Read and Read Some More
When people tell me they want to be a writer, one of the first things I ask is “What do you read?”
Why is reading so important? Readers wash their minds and hearts with words, stories, and emotions. Then when you sit down to write, all these words and stories and emotions mix with their life experience, learning, vocabulary and past writing.
So, my question to you is, “What are you reading?” I encourage you to read in the genre you write it, be it fiction, nonfiction or somewhere in between. And, to read outside your genre.
- Sheri S. Tepper, The Gate to Women’s Country (science fiction)
- Penny McCall’s Tag, You’re It! (Romantic Suspense)
- Neale Donald Walsch’s Friendship with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Spirituality)
c. 2008 Beth Barany