Tanya is the host of Blogging Insight series.
Her Question this week;
Do you think that reading is an important prerequisite for writing well? If so, what kind of reading material inspires or affects your writing?
I think reading helps us tremendously if we want to write well. Some people instinctively have great writing skills and don’t need to hone it by reading.
But for most people, reading not only adds to their vocabulary and expression skills but also introduces them to different styles of writing. It also inspires them with ideas of a storyline or topics for prose or poetry.
For myself, I love reading a wide range of books. I would pick up a work of fiction over a real-life story but there are exceptions. There are bios that I found fascinating.
My first love was murder mysteries from Agatha Christie. Then I started on historical romances by Georgette Heyer. I think my first love was all the British writers whose books I found in my grandfather’s library.
While writing for my blog I take inspiration from all that I have read to date. I also find inspiration from all the blogs that I follow.
In short, for me reading is essential for my writing!
Thank you Dr. Tanya for hosting this series.