The Art of Reading
How Reading Can Help You Become a Better, More Productive Writer
Nonfiction, How To, Art, Crafts / Hobbies
January 13, 2021
No, this is not (yet another) book on writing. It's a book on reading...and how it can help your writing.
Sometimes, it feels like everyone’s got some advice for how to write.
But what about how to read?
A full library can be a writer’s best friend, and reading plays a far bigger role in the creative process and a writer’s productivity than you might think. Stephen King, international bestseller and uber-productive wordsmith, said it best in his book On Writing, when he argued for the importance of reading, and The Art of Reading dives deeper into just why that is.
J.D. Cunegan (Bounty, Notna) examines how a healthy reading habit can feed and sustain a productive and successful life as a writer. The Art of Reading will not tell you how to write, but it will show you how reading can help you improve as a writer.
After all, most of us fell in love with creating because of something we read, right?