As Ray Bradbury said, “You’ve got to love libraries. You’ve got to love books. You’ve got to love poetry. You’ve got to love everything about literature. Then, you can pick the one thing you love most and write about it.”
This quote speaks volumes about what writers should make time for as part of their daily writing routine.
Another Bradbury quote that speaks volumes is, “You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Many say write what you know, How about writing what you want to know? This is another opportunity to read diverse books and diverse subjects.
By reading various genres, writers might chose to add some literary techniques into their present project. Writers might also try opposite gender writing.
I had such an experience while taking an online writing course. I crafted a piece where two women thought a female wrote it. I’m not female.
I’ve heard from numerous sources that there is a touch of poetry in my prose. I’ve been an avid reader of all genres for over 50-years.
It is up to writers to read books from various authors, so they can become better writers.
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