Something All Writers Have to Do, or Fail…

How was your weekend? After the weekend last week visiting my aunt, this week was back to normal–crosswords and comics on the Sunday shopping trip.

And I decided to finally do something I’d been putting off for a long time…

That thing is one of the most important parts of the writer’s craft, that some people don’t think is important.

What is it?

READING.

Now, I read all the time in stores–I pick up books and magazines, and then after I’m done, I put them back and go to the next store I need something from.

Well, last Sunday, I took a leap…

And actually bought 2 books to take home with me.

Reading is hugely important for writers because it helps with recognizing the structure if you don’t already, helps you watch the characters grow and change, and see how different authors accomplish the same story goals.

And it can give you ideas that mix in to your subconscious and your own ideas for your stories, which can come out later in your own adventures.

This also applies to copywriters and emails, sales pages, and what-have-ya.

So I finally took the message to heart and started reading books–newer books, I might add.

How about you? As a writer, do you read a lot? Drop me a line in the comments and let me know.

Until next time,

Ty

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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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