What Do YOU Like to Read?

How’s it going?

I post a lot about reading and writing here at Fiction and Copy Decoded, but I’ve read posts from other bloggers and learned some lessons about engaging my audience.

You read blogs, maybe for entertainment, or information.

What else do you like to read?

I like to read what I write, or how-to books and posts about how to do something I like to do.

I’m almost all the way through City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (the second book in the Mortal Instruments series).

Several months ago, I finished one of the best books on marketing I’ve ever read. It was called Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by a guy named Jay Abraham. It’s a great business-building book. I need to go through it again.

That’s one thing I’ve learned from reading…

If something’s really good, it gets your ideas flowing if it’s nonfiction, or makes you guess at certain things in fiction–to try to get “behind” the universe that the author created, to figure things out.

What about you? Whether you write for fun (or money), or not, what do you find yourself reading? And how has that reading impacted you?

Drop me a line in the comments and let me know.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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4 Responses to What Do YOU Like to Read?

  1. John Guillen says:

    A ton of crime fiction. Which is what I write. And the ocassional science fiction. Not much else.

    • Ty Mall says:

      Hey John. Yeah, I find that reading what you like to write is a great way to see how other writers put things together. It broadens your perspective without putting you too far out of your element. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. ZoeyDuncan says:

    I’d almost forgotten how to read for fun during university. Just recently, I started reading books that had nothing to do with the writing craft or projects I was working on. It’s such a perfect brain break that doesn’t involve Netflix! For me it was the Hunger Games trilogy. For now, I’m back to books on creative non-fiction and research for my own writing. It’s hardly the worst kind of reading, but I’m looking forward to time to read purely for fun again.

    • Ty Mall says:

      Hi Zoey. Rediscovering “brain break” reading is fun. Reading for research is nice too, but there are times I like to read things and think, “Okay, I don’t have to learn anything from this.” Even though as writers, I think we do learn from everything we read, in one way or another. Thanks for stopping by.

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