If You Don’t Read, You’re Not a Writer


Check out this post from the Fox Writer Blog. It’s a topic I’ve posted a lot about, the importance of reading for writers. Great post.

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“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”

– Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones

As a writer, I now take that saying as law.

If you don’t take the time to read, to explore the written word, then you are not a writer. It may sound harsh but reading is a necessity to good writing. It’s something that I’ve come to realise whilst writing my novel.

Growing up, I was an avid reader. Ever since I read the first Harry Potter, like many of us, I felt weird without having a book stuffed within my schoolbag, or tucked under my arm. I would spend hours of my day with my head buried within pages of writing.

However, it wasn’t until I started the journey of writing my own novel that I discovered that my once habitual reading patterns had…

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