Writing Woes

As a Writer, What Do You Read?

Great post about how what you read and how often you read is connected to your skill as a writer.

Author Don Massenzio

This is a rework of a post that I put up two years ago and it still stands today.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an avid reader as well as a writer. I tend to pick authors that I enjoy and read their entire body of work in chronological order. This not only brings me enjoyment, but it shows me their development as an author from their early to contemporary work.

One of my favorite authors is Stephen King. His early work is strong and definitely got stronger. When he suffered his accident and nearly died, his work suffered a bit after his recovery. He even threatened to retire, but thankfully, did not. I use him as an example because he also has one of my favorite quotes by an author:

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time — or the tools…

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Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!

What is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, you ask?

It’s a fun reading challenge where you choose a book (or a few books) and read as much as possible during the day. You can read for the full 24 hours and suffer a sleep-deprived, reading hangover…or read for most of the day. Continue reading “Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!”