“Should You Read When You are Writing?”

"Should you read when you are writing?" This is a common writer question. Will reading a book influence your writing, and hence forth ruin it? Will you automatically start plagiarizing? WILL THE WORLD END AS WE KNOW IT??? I'm not here to talk about principles today, about the dangers of plagiarizing, or the effect outside … Continue reading “Should You Read When You are Writing?”

Things that Drive Me Crazy in Books

I did something similar to this called "Writerly Rants" but it was so far back in the archives that I am not going to bring it up. No, we do not go down that rabbit hole.  HOWEVER. I do have some things to say. Things that make me go as mad as a March Hare … Continue reading Things that Drive Me Crazy in Books

Do You Have to Read to Be a Writer?

If there is one universal advice for writers, it would be "you have to read to be a writer." Is that TRUE? UMM, OBVIOUSLY YES. It's nonsensical to think that you can be a writer without reading a thing in your life. That's illogical. But the real question is - how much and what to … Continue reading Do You Have to Read to Be a Writer?