My Controversial New Year’s Resolution. And Tell Me: What’s Your Reading-Related Resolution?

There are so many great ways to incorporate reading into your New Year’s Resolutions. Do you want to read more books in 2016? Try Harper’s 50 Book Pledge. Do you want to read books you wouldn’t otherwise? Here’s a great reading challenge from Pop Sugar! Do you want to increase the diverse reading you’re doing?Continue reading “My Controversial New Year’s Resolution. And Tell Me: What’s Your Reading-Related Resolution?”

Why You Want An Agent Who Reads

Agent Janet Reid wrote a great blog post about agent burnout among other things. One part that stuck with me was her comment about agents reading things that aren’t client work. I can understand when writers see their agents talking on Twitter or Facebook about books that aren’t theirs and they think: “If they had spareContinue reading “Why You Want An Agent Who Reads”

Why Writers Must Be Readers

I often get asked, how does someone become a better writer? My answer is always to read more, more, more. Here are the reasons why writers must be voracious readers: Attention to detail – People who read a lot learn grammar, spelling, dialogue and more from books. Knowing what’s going on in your genre –Continue reading “Why Writers Must Be Readers”