Awesome blog post. I’ve talked with a few writers that “Don’t have time to read” and I’m still at a loss. Like Stephen King said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
We’re back to some practical advice for this month, so pull up a chair and let’s dish.
About a year ago, I was guesting at a convention and was hanging out with some other authors. The topic of books came up (duh), and what we were reading, and I heard something which was utterly offensive to my poor ears which you think would be cynical to stuff like this by now.
“Oh, I don’t read, I don’t have time. I just write books.”
Or something. I’m paraphrasing. I think my ears are still crying.
Look at that sentence. Look at it!
If you write or want to write, I want you to stare long and hard at that sentence, and never, ever, do that.
Look, I get some of you probably think this is bottom of the barrel basic knowledge and a waste of a blog post, but I also…
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