Why Cooks Should Eat (AKA Why Writers Should Read)

Before I plunge in to this post, I have a question to ask you writers out there--are you reading? And if your answer is no, what on earth are you doing? What are you waiting for? What possible reason could you have for¬†not reading? Sorry, let me rephrase that--what possible¬†good reason? Here's my belief: there … Continue reading Why Cooks Should Eat (AKA Why Writers Should Read)

A Chat about Voice (and Why It Makes Writing More Fun)

The moment I discovered voice, I loved it. What's not to love? You can change everything about a piece just by changing the voice. You're the narrator. You control the voice. Who do you want to be? Is your narrator a sophisticated, elderly gentleman? Is he a spastic kid with the attention span of a … Continue reading A Chat about Voice (and Why It Makes Writing More Fun)

Annotating: 4 Reasons You Should Read with a Pencil in Your Hand

You're sitting in your favorite chair on a rainy Friday afternoon, reading a good book. You're enjoying yourself. You don't want to do any work--you're done with that for the week. You just want to sit here and relax. Maybe even fall asleep. And I'm about to tell you to pick up a pencil and … Continue reading Annotating: 4 Reasons You Should Read with a Pencil in Your Hand