A writer has to feed his or her mind.
Hello, all my fans who live all over the world! A new day of blogging is upon us.
The Old Soldier took advantage yesterday of the unseasonably mild weather we’ve been having in The ‘Burgh lately to return my books to the public library (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh) and to check out two more books. I checked out Big Money by Kenneth P. Vogel and The Doors by Greil Marcus.
See, I believe a writer should read constantly. It doesn’t matter what you read as long as you read. Now you will probably read about things that interest you, things you are involved in or things you are passionate about.
You could be a news junkie. Or you might be a camera bug so you would read about photography. Maybe you’re into gardening. Cool. You would probably read about gardening. If you’re a housewife or a househusband, read about homemaking. Maybe you’re addicted to porn. If you’re a writer, don’t just watch porn. Read about it. How is porn made? Read about the porn industry. Become knowledgeable about porn. You don’t need to become an expert on porn. But you should consume porn as a writer; not just as a consumer. Read about porn.
Because reading is the foundation of writing.