I think at some point in time, all writers have been avid readers, in some way or the other. It doesn’t matter what genre you write in – fiction, non-fiction, research papers – any kind of writing requires, to begin with, a thorough research of the extant material on the topic. And that knowledge comes only through reading.
Long ago, when I was just tinkering with the idea of starting a blog to improve my writing habit, I came across this quote by the Horror King – Stephen King (he was born to be a King, wasn’t he?) –
If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.
Simple as that.
He’s blunt about it but the King is right. Reading is the starting point of all writing; reading prepares your mind to write by providing you ideas on what you want to…
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