Want To Write Well? The First Step is Reading…

No really. If you want to write well, one of the most important things you can do is to read.

  • Read so you know the difference between good writing and bad writing.
  • Read other things in your type of writing, so you know what’s already out there and can contribute something new.
  • Read things in the subject matter you want to write in, so you’re familiar with the patterns, trophes and conventions of your topic. Know them so you can use them… or break them(but know what you’re doing when you do so)
  • Read things in different topics- having a wider experience may help your own writing.

I see comments from folks who say they write but never read. I’m not sure how that would work, but most of the writers I’ve enjoyed over the years have also been enthusiastic readers.

I hope that you’ll read too.

Catherine Kane


For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

This entry was posted in reading and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s