The importance of reading outside your comfort zone

The importance of reading outside your comfort zone

It's officially December, which means it's officially "best of" season. I thought that's what this blog post would be: a round-up of the best things I read this year. My favorite books aren't what's important. A great blog filler, sure, but it's what I learned from them is what really matters. Normally I'm an upmarket/literary fiction [...]

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Why do you need to read?

Why do you need to read?

Writing advice is always subjective. It'll depend on the person giving the advice and the experience they had. There are rules you should follow, but if you're good enough you can get away with not following them. So people say write every day, some people say don't push yourself. Some say you need to outline books before [...]

#MondayBlogs: On being a better literary citizen

#MondayBlogs: On being a better literary citizen

The search for my place in the writing community feels never-ending. But as I soaked in the tub, forcing myself to do something other than work (or think about how I should be working but can't), it dawned on me: I've been a part of this community for a long time. I've just been choosing [...]