Advice to young writers… and to more experienced ones! Read and keep reading. I’m always amazed to meet writers who don’t read much. How do they learn? How do they fall in love with language? Or are they so self-focussed that they think that their words alone matter?
“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” — William Faulkner (via iamscribe)