Reading it all How
sampling a range of genres can help your writing
By Sam Boush, author of All Systems Down
Most of us have a favorite genre. We read cozy mysteries. Or romance. Or thrillers. We write in these categories also. And we rarely step out of the warm, comfortable embrace of the fiction we know and care about into other genres.
But we should.
Reading across genres helps us write better in our own. It can help us develop deeper characters, build better suspense, and create a richer, more realistic world to draw in the reader.
Here are four genres you should be reading to improve your writing.
When you think “Western” you might think about a lawman who comes in from the East. Or Tumbleweed. Or the Cowboys and Indian tropes.
But the best part about Westerns have nothing to do with those things. Instead…
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