Check out this great guest post on Rachel Poli’s blog on the importance of reading for writers.
Today’s guest post is brought to you by James Bee. Thanks, James!
You have to read to write. Everyone has heard this, over and over again. It’s usually one of the first pieces of advice that is thrown at rookie writers. Read more! We’re told to read more than we write, read everything we can get our hands on, but why? How can this help?
There’s a whole bunch of ways that reading can help improve your writing but I’m going fo focus on three main ones.
- Reading can help you get unstuck. Getting stuck is one of most painful experiences you can have when writing. Writers learn to dread the feeling, sitting down at your keyboard and having nothing to put down. Day after day goes by and you fall farther and farther behind your goals. It sucks, plain and simple. Reading can help save you from this…
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