Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Books

Reading as it applies to a writer

See also

There are many questions out there about what a writer should do first. The usual advice is this: read. Reading opens minds to numerous possibilities and allows the writer to grow by taking examples from others and converting them into their own style for their own works.

The advice is also given to read heavily in the genre you intend to write in, but also in others you don't. A writer can't know in advance what he or she will take from any given book until the last page is read. An author should have an open mind about everything they read.

Another source of information just waiting to be discovered by an avid reader are blogs. Blogs are often written by those who have the knowledge that's needed by beginning writers. There are so many out there it can seem overwhelming. All that's needed is a quick web search using Google and a writer is likely to find what they're looking for.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Headlines
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Video
    Movies Buzz
  • Music festivals
    150 years of major American music festivals are rooted in Rhode Island
    Camera
    17 Photos
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan receives Vanguard Awards at AMPAs in Cleveland
    Camera
    13 Photos
  • Celebrity tattoos
    We're not sure what some of these celebrities were thinking when they decided to get inked
    Camera
    23 Photos
  • John Stamos
    John Stamos talks about love, life and being tired of Uncle Jesse
    Video
    Today's Buzz