The Writers Circle: What Are You Reading?

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

One thing we writers are often told is that if we want to be better writers, we need to read. A lot.  Today, we want to discuss what it is you are reading right now. Do you generally read within the genre you like to write or do you read outside of that area?  Do you find that reading more helps you write more (or better)?

Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.


3 thoughts on “The Writers Circle: What Are You Reading?

  1. I read everything, but avoid horror and paranormal subjects. Currently I am reading cereal boxes and the Norton Anthology of American Literature Vol D, between the wars. It’s not as boring as it sounds and gives an interesting perspective on our literary past and I think helps me be a better writer.

  2. The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman by Louis de Bernieres. Great for increasing vocabulary.

  3. To be honest, I don’t read enough. Nowhere near enough. I recently read Icy Sedwick’s “To Kill a Dead Man” and am in the middle of Emma Newman’s “Planetfall”. I tend to focus mainly on speculative fiction, though for some authors I will branch out. “To Kill a Dead Man” is a western…but it has a spec-fic twist to it.

    I wish I had more time to read, it’s just not in the cards right now. I suspect this is contributing to my writing dry spell as well.

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