Most of you are writers.
Please let me know the genre in which you write.
Also, what do you read?
Some writers avoid reading fiction from their own genre because they worry it will influence their own writing. I think there’s a difference between a good influence, a bad influence and plagiarism, so I read a lot within my genre (literary fiction and horror.) I also read widely outside my genre.
I usually have ten or so books going at one time. I either have an undiagnosed case of Attention Deficit Disorder or I’m easily bored. Oh, or maybe those two things are de facto the same thing. (I know I’ve hit a really good book when I don’t switch it out with another book. and slow down to savour it.)
I also have an extensive collection of reference books and how-to books on writing, social media and most aspects of publishing. Do you have a favourite book on writing or perhaps you reject the premise? What writing books do you love? Which could you (and the universe) do without?
I’d like to hear from you.
Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.
- Why You Should Write Using a Pseudonym (writinghood.com)
- Sounding Too Adult (pubrants.blogspot.com)
- Writer Reality Check (warriorwriters.wordpress.com)