Writers like to read. Need to read.
Not just pleasure reading, which is a “given”. But also reading about writing. The craft. Punctuation and grammar to be sure, but also reading about genres, point-of-view, voice, character development, plot and hundreds of more things we need to consider—need to master—in pursuit of excellence in writing.
James Scott Bell’s How to Write Dazzling Dialogue and Steven Pressfield’s Turning Pro are two books to add to your library.But don’t forget to pleasure-read, too.
“All work, and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.”
I read that somewhere…