Why (Only) Reading Books About Writing Won’t Make You a Better Writer


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that tells us Why (Only) Reading Books About Writing Won’t Make You a Better Writer

Meg Dowell Writes

I’ve read plenty of books about writing over the years. I’ve even tried writing a few (the keyword here being “tried”). I’m fully supportive of authors publishing books offering advice to other writers.

What I’m not the biggest fan of is this idea that a book about writing can teach you everything you might ever need to know about writing.

Here’s the thing about books: They’re great. But they’re supplements, not the whole meal.

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