Writers are readers
Updated: Dec 29, 2020
Do you desire to write? To wave a world where readers can visit and forget their troubles, if only for a short time? Then read and read and read.
I have a friend who has spoken several times of the book he is going to write. Yet by his own admission, he doesn’t read. In fact, he finds it difficult to read. Unfortunately, I fear he will never write the book he desires to pen. Writing a book of fiction or nonfiction is a very difficult challenge. Some start and never finish while others never began, but speak of their aspirations.
In a recent interview, I was asked for suggestions for others who aspire to become an author. One suggestion I gave was to read, writers are readers. In reading, you can see how the writer kept the thread of story weaving throughout the novel. The author’s plot and character development. How the different elements of the story come together to form the entire story and the satisfying ending. For me, I enjoy libraries. Small ones, big ones, it makes no difference. At yard sales or in seconded handed stores I gravitate to books. To find a book by a favorite author or discover a new one is a tremendous treasure. Sometimes I will purchase a book just for the year of the copyright the older the better. To find what did this author said in bygone days.
Curling up in bed with a good book is magnificent. If the book is well written, I become lost in the story. Also, I will remember this book long after I had closed the pages. Do you desire to write? To weave a world where readers can visit and forget their troubles, if only for a short time? Then read and read and read.