Every week I receive a stack of writing tips and encouragements in my inbox.
Here's something from Kate DeCamillo, who wrote Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux.
You have no business wanting to be a writer
unless you are a reader.
You should read fantasies and essays,
biographies and poetry,
fables and fairy tales.
Read, read, read, read, read.'
Some writers steer away from books in their genre while they write their own stories. Others have rules about the number of fiction titles they'll read for every writing craft book.
You may be like me, with more to-reads on your shelf than, well... days to read!
If your stack is taller than the bedside lamp, what will you pick up this week to... read, read, read? Me... I'm reading Siri Mitchell's A Heart Most Worthy. Delicious!!!