It’s ISWG day today. Every month a question is posted for insecure writers and this time it’s:
It’s been said that the benefits of becoming a writer who does not read is that all your ideas are new and original. Everything you do is an extension of yourself, instead of a mixture of you and another author. On the other hand, how can you expect other people to want your writing, if you don’t enjoy reading? What are your thoughts?
I think in terms of sci-fi and fantasy, having a new and original idea would be a lot more exciting to readers than if a person is well-read and has references to others’ work. At the same time, reading other people’s work gives writers an idea of what people generally ‘prefer’ reading.
I also plan to (finally) start writing the book reviews I’ve been meaning to do since the part few months.
Last month was quite uneventful in terms of writing though I plan on making up for it in October and November.
A Quick Question:
How do you keep self-imposed deadlines (especially ones where you’re not accountable to anyone else)?
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