REBLOG: Short and Sweet Advice for Writers: Read!! (Here’s Why)

I’ve heard numerous times, to become a better writer, you must be a consistent reader. This is truth! Here’s a post that expounded on this concept.

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pin confuscius readIt’s not like anyone ever has to twist my arm to get me to read. In fact, left to my own devices, I’d probably spend at least a few hours each day with my nose in a book. However, Real Life doesn’t always easily accommodate large blocks of reading time. There is almost always something more pressing that needs doing – something that seems more important – and so reading can fall off the radar.

But, reading is critical for writers. Mandatory. Non-negotiable.

You’ve heard the advice a million times: If you want to write, read. It makes sense, you suppose; but have you ever wondered why it makes sense – why reading is such an important part of becoming a writer?

When you read, it’s like taking an immersion class in the language of story and literature. And like any immersion class, the more you expose yourself to that…

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    1. Oh okay. I’m still trying to get through Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie. It’s s great book, I just lack the time, but I’m determine to finish it. I will have check out Grisham soon.

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  1. Could not agree more! I also support the idea that you should not only confine yourself to “good” reading. Firstly, because everyone has their own understanding of good. And secondly, examples of how NOT to do are as powerful teachers as the positive ones

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