To be a writer, one must also read

Elizabeth Donald
4 min readJan 8, 2024

I’m always amazed by writers who insist they don’t have time to read, or even boast that they refuse to read, so as to not sully their creativity with *checks notes* words.

While most articles on this topic discuss the importance of reading in your genre and outside of it, learning more from every word you read, there is another aspect: reading books about writing. Yes, we all go a little crazy…

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Elizabeth Donald

Journalist for more than 25 years, freelance writer, editor, photographer, and fiction author. Subscribe at patreon.com/edonald or visit donaldmedia.com.