Do You Have to Read to Write?

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Some people want to be writers but don't read. Is it possible to pull that off? Can you be a writer without being a reader?

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Do You Have to Read to Write?

  1. 1. Do you have to read books to write books?
  2. 2. Ask yourself these 5 questions and you decide.
  3. 3. 1 If you don’t read do you know enough about the activity to write?
  4. 4. Reading immerses the writer in the world he or she wants to enter.
  5. 5. A QUESTION OF FAMILIARITY
  6. 6. 2 If you don’t read well-written and successful works in your category of writing how will you know when you write something really good?
  7. 7. Every new book should have something unique to offer the world. But readers have certain expectations for a romance novel or business book or devotional. You need to know your category.
  8. 8. A QUESTION OF STYLE
  9. 9. 3 If you don’t exercise the concentration that goes into reading – how will you exercise the concentration that goes into writing?
  10. 10. To draw on an analogy from sports, ask yourself this: how many coaches in a given sport never played the game?
  11. 11. A QUESTION OF APTITUDE
  12. 12. 4 If you don’t read, how do you acquire the information and insights to create a great concept?
  13. 13. Reading isn’t the only way to acquire knowledge, but it delivers more in less time than any other educational format.
  14. 14. A QUESTION OF KNOWLEDGE
  15. 15. 5 How do you improve as a writer if you are not exposed to new voices in literature?
  16. 16. You’ll be the same tomorrow as you are today except for two things: The people you meet and the books your read. - Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
  17. 17. A QUESTION OF GROWTH
  18. 18. You decide. Do you have to read to write?
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  20. 20. © Mark Gilroy Creative LLC

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