One sure way to get back in your writing groove
Have you ever been in a funk with your writing? Maybe you don’t know where to take your story next. The sentences aren’t clicking into place, and you’re stuck.
Take a break and try this: Read.
I was hooked on reading at a young age, which led to my desire to write.
Reading a good book helps you remember why you wanted to write in the first place. As I read, I often think of solutions to problems in my own writing. I’m inspired by techniques other writers use.
Reading helps me think about how I might structure the short story I’m working on to enhance its meaning or note ideas for a novel that’s percolating in the back of my mind.
Whether you’re stuck on writing a first draft or revisions, reading can be a form of creative procrastination that pushes you forward.
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