Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot...I don't read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read...I don't read fiction to study the art of fiction, but simply because I like stories...Every book you pick … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

Does Reading Help Your Writing? — Rachel Poli

I agree with Rachel...to a point. If I could only consistently pay attention to the nuts and bolts of my favorite authors while reading (rather than immersing myself in the story), I'd learn so much more! One of the biggest pieces of writing advice I hear from authors and writers alike is: “Read, read, read.” … Continue reading Does Reading Help Your Writing? — Rachel Poli

The Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Get — Andrew Joyce

There is one bit of advice that I have for aspiring authors. And that is, if you want to write well, you must read. Reading to a writer is as medical school is to a doctor, as physical training is to an athlete, as breathing is to life. Think of reading books as taking a […] … Continue reading The Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Get — Andrew Joyce

Why writers *need* to be readers — the orang-utan librarian

So a while back, I was following an indie writer (who shall remain nameless) that said they don’t read, because, and I quote “There are writers and then there are readers”. Now, I’ve mentioned this before, because YIKES that is a dreadful piece of advice, but even more so, it then made sense to me […] … Continue reading Why writers *need* to be readers — the orang-utan librarian