Read, read and read some more, that’s how.
This is what you, my writer friends, have taught me. That, if I want to be a writer, I must read and read a lot.
Not just read trade books on how to improve the craft of writing but I read for pleasure.
Why should a writer read for pleasure?
- For pure joy and love of reading.
- Plot themes and ideas.
- Word-play and usage.
- Analyze the genre.
- Analyze the twists and turns.
- I always learn something new.
I continue to read. So that I can continue to write.
Books that tell a story I can savor long after I turn the last page. Some are old friends, some are new ones, and some are short stories that pop up in my inbox from great bloggers.
Do you read to become a better writer?
Do you think reading makes you a better writer?
Talk to me, the lights on and comments are now open.
Below are links to read more tips on better reading your way to better writing.
How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer at Write to Done