Reading helps me write


I was reading a Sandra Brown novel and half way through I put it down raced to my computer and opened up my novel manuscript file. Ideas flowed from my fingers onto the keyboard. Ideas that had lay dormant and were reactivated by reading a writer I admire.

Though my manuscript is finished it is not complete. It still need further drafting. When inspiration hits, for whatever reason, I take that hit. I want my final prose to be as polished as possible. I also want my readers to enjoy it and I know the only way they will is if I enjoy it too.

This is why reading your favourite authors is so important. Be inspired.

2 Comments on “Reading helps me write

  1. I love Sandra Brown as well and I, too, get inspiration from reading. My first love is reading. I found that going back and reading my favorite novels and authors helped me tap into what I loved about them and won me over. I keep hoping that I may one day find that common thread of what pulled me in and made them my favorite, so I can turn around and infuse my readers with the same chemistry…one day. Happy Writing!

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