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Why Writers Must Read

If you're reading this, hello and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! This topic and video comes from a year of self-doubt and inconsistent writing caused by infrequent reading. I didn't even realize it at the time until one day I noticed how long it had been since I opened a book. I realized this was why I felt so disconnected from the community and why I was having such a hard time producing anything.

Of course, I had been making the excuse that "I don't have time for reading." I have a full time job, family, friends, bla bla bla. Isn't this everyone's excuse not to read?

Well, I want to share this quote with you by Stephen King in case you've never heard it.

"If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." 

And it was true, because I wasn't actively reading, my writing brain just wasn't as sharp. I needed to prioritize reading just as much as my writing because at the end of the day, whatever I was accomplishing in my writing I wasn't really proud of.

So why is reading so important and how can we, as writers, make an equal effort on the reading front? I hope you'll take the time to read my video where I share more thoughts and offer some tips to writers out there struggling to prioritize reading.






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