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.

1 Comment

  1. Jane Smith 30 April 2009 at 5:49 pm

    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.


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