to read if you're a writer

What to Read if You’re a Writer

As someone who founded a book club called the Egalitarian Book Club, I would never dissuade anyone from reading a bit of anything and everything by a diverse array of authors. However, if you’re a writer, you might want to be a bit more decisive about what you read on a regular basis… at least eighty to ninety percent of the time.

Here’s a short list of what you should read if you’re a writer.

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3 Reasons to Write Every Day

Writing isn’t just a job. Writing is so much more than a typical occupation– it’s more like a compulsion, a part of who you are, and who you are always becoming. And it’s something that should be a part of your everyday lifestyle and routine, especially if it’s something you want to do and enjoy doing on a regular basis.

Here are three reasons to write every day.


Sunday Summary & Writing Prompt: What keeps your creativity alive as a writer?

Today is Sunday, so it’s a good time to reflect on and write about the week you just had. Write a piece of fiction about it if you’re in a creative mood. Or use today’s writing prompt to pause and reflect on your own writing process, and what writing means to you.

Keep reading to see today’s full reflective writing prompt, as well as weekly updates on what I’ve been writing and reading, and more. 

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Sunday Summary & Prompt: Home for the Holidays

Today’s writing prompt, Home for the Holidays, is the seventh prompt of the TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS PROMPTS on the Daily Drafts and Dialogues blog this year. But today is also Sunday. And each Sunday is a great day to reflect on the previous week while also looking forward to the week ahead.

This Sunday, reflect on and summarize the week you just had in your writing via fiction or nonfiction, or both.

Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt: Home for the Holidays. And to see updates on the current novel I’m writing, what I’m reading, and more.