I don’t see how someone can write and not be a reader! I mean… It’s possible I guess, but I know I’m not one of them!
I’m often surprised when I hear a writer say they’re too busy to read. Really?
Is a doctor too busy to bone up on emerging diseases?
A network administrator too over-scheduled to learn the latest technology?
The teenager down the street too booked to check out a new video game?
Face it. We all wish there were 32 hours in a day to accomplish everything. Newsflash: that’s not happening. Those who are too busy writing to read just might regret it one day. It’s kind of like living on a diet of junk food. Works for now. Tastes great. But eventually your body is going to crash…and so will your writing.
There’s a bajillion reasons why reading sharpens writing, but here are the top 3:
#1. Reading hones your craft.
Seeing how others structure their sentences, weave their plot lines, or develop characters presents a model (an obviously winning one…
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