As a Writer, How Do You Read?

Author Don Massenzio

I’m assuming that most of you that write books were readers of books before you ventured out creating your own. I would also guess that the genre you’ve chosen to write in mirrors what you prefer to read. I don’t know this for sure, but it’s true in my case.

So, how should authors read? Before this question can be answered, it’s important to understand the reasons WHY authors should read. Here are some of them:

not to do

  • Learning what to do (and what not to do) – You can learn a great deal about wonderful techniques that writers use by reading the works of some of the designated masters. I write in the detective/mystery genre. I’ve learned a ton from reading books by Elmore Leonard, Jonathan Kellerman, John D. MacDonald and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Those authors are successful for a reason. They’ve either had a very successful book that has…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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One Response to As a Writer, How Do You Read?

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Anna.

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