Become a Better Writer with These Important Reading Skills First
I have to absolutely argue against the Quitting and Skip Sections part of this post. Quitting is exactly that. I can't ever see anything good coming out of walking away from a problem instead of finding creative ways out of it. There are times, when writing, that you find yourself in extremely sticky situations. "Oh, crap" you think, "what am I going to do with my character now that she's in X situation?" Are you just going to quit and leave them there? The advice to skip sections is slightly less egregious. I can really get behind the other points suggested in the article. Reading has been an integral part of my own growth as a writer. I encourage people to read whether they write or not, but for the love of Zeus, please do not skip or quit.
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