Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reading to write

It may seem counterproductive, but whenever I find myself lagging, I pick up a book. Any book will do. A poorly written book will make me feel like I can write something better, and a well-written book has a way of inspiring me to improve. It's a not-so-fancy trick to get me in the mood to write, but it works!

What do you do for inspiration?



TerryLynnJohnson said...

Stephen King suggests lots of reading to become a better writer. Good for you! I find sometimes when I hike, clever dialogue or a needed scene suddenly hits me and I have to boot it home before I lose it. I know, I know, always carry a notebook!
BTW - new lurker here. Hi!

Tracy said...

Hi back at ya! New lurkers are always welcome :)

Terresa said...

I read inspiring poetry as well as upbeat books like "Writing down the bones" or "Bird by Bird."