So You Want to Be A Writer (Part II)

Are you reading?

It doesn’t matter what you’re reading, just read. It can be the newspaper, blogs, books, lots and lots of books. I read mostly historical romance books, but I do step outside of my box every now and then to read other things like Sherlock Holmes and autobiographies. I also like to read true crime stories and romantic suspense books.

But let’s not forget about reading books on the craft of writing. I have some favorite go to books whenever I need to refresh my memory or just learn something new. One of my favorite books right now is Jill Elizabeth Nelson’s Riveting Your Reader with Deep Point of View.  And I just purchased two books, Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan and The Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson.

So, read, read, read!

2 thoughts on “So You Want to Be A Writer (Part II)”

  1. I totally agree that writers have to read. If you don’t know what’s out there, how will you ever know what to write? My favorite writing books are Stephen King’s On Writing, Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life, and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird. They’re all full of great advice and are great inspiration.

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