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’m about halfway through Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer and SOLO – Survival Guide for Creative Freelancers by Palle Schmidt.
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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