Better Writing Through Reading

I want to write good stories. I want people to read my stories. That means I need to get an editor to buy my stories. Sadly, for many years I wrote in a virtual vacuum. I was reading old books, not new books, and I was writing more short stories than I was reading.

Worse, what I was reading was for entertainment, not education. To be a better writer than I was yesterday, I need to read to learn. There are plenty of books out there about better writing, but I want to provide real lessons from real stories. I’ve been doing this on-and-off in my poorly-named Story A Day series over on my Livejournal, and I want to move that project into its own space.

So that means older stories (but still effective and they have a lesson or two to learn) and newer stories, and hopefully from a variety of markets.

This project will focus on short stories for the source material, but good writing is good writing. I doubt any lesson gleamed from this will be bad for a novel.


I am a genre writer from the Great Metropolitan Rain Forest.

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