Read more often than you write

Came across some good back-to-basics writing advice over on How Publishing Really Works. The bottom line:

Just write every day, and read more often than you write, and your writing will improve.

I am a keen reader, but sometimes when faced with the competing pressures of finishing a manuscript, paying the rent and occasionally having a social life, reading can slip down my list of priorities. I thoroughly agree with Jane, though – it’s absolutely indispensible for a writer to read widely. It’s good advice to keep in mind.

Liked this post? Try my free monthly newsletter!

I don’t spam or share your email address with anyone!
Read more in my privacy policy

There is 1 comment

  1. Andrew, thanks for linking to my blog. I particularly liked this part of your post:

    “I thoroughly agree with Jane”

    I just wish more people thought the same!

    The best of luck with your readings–I hope your book sells well.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: