Reading Addiction

Ultimately, in order to be a great writers, we as wordsmiths must also be great readers. I cannot tell you how many authors have been both inspirations and tutors for me and my writing craft. Even if it’s subconscious, we learn as we read. New styles. New types of prose. A new way of crafting dialogue to intermesh with the story. A new way to fit action into description. How different sentences sound in our heads in order to conveying sarcasm or pace of plot.

Reading, endless reading, and of many and a great variety of genres and authors, is the best way to improve as word artists.

And the bonus is that it’s fantastically enjoyable, too!

Kat Webber

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About R. K. Brainerd

I've been writing since my pre-teens, mostly in the realm of fantasy and sci-fi. My characters are pretty much always clamoring for attention, and if I don't listen, they plague me with insane dreams and nightmares until I start writing. I also raise dairy goats, the evidence of which can be found on my Instagram. My debut novel -- an alternate-history fantasy -- it set to come out in 2018, probably Fall time. Welcome to the adventure. View all posts by R. K. Brainerd

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