February is a time for love. Not quite sure why it has to be on a special day but there you go. So I thought that this month I would talk about a love for books! An appropriate subject for any writer, as you cannot be a good writer if you do not read. Reading is how we learn and improve our writing skills by learning from others, gaining knowledge, and temporarily entering into another world and hopefully, going on an exciting adventure.
I love books and I tend to read at least one book a week, sometimes more -depending on my schedule. Sometimes I read fiction other times non-fiction, it depends on what I fancy or what I need to learn about.
I’m currently reading about how to write convincing dialogue, it’s a craft that I need to improve on. The book is called, How to write realistic dialogue by Jean Saunders. I do struggle with the layout of the dialogue so I’m hoping that this book will teach me something that I don’t already know. As you can always improve your writing craft, no matter how experienced you are.
But enough about me, what about you? How much do you read? If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy reading, then I can guarantee that it’s because you haven’t found the right book for you, yet. As you get immersed in a book you get taken to another world and it truly is a wonderful thing. It’s not only fiction books this happens in but non-fiction too.
So my main tip for this month is, read, read, read. Find a good book, find somewhere to hide, read away and be transported to another place for a while. If you have enjoyed a good book recently and you think that it will help other people then leave a comment below.
Happy reading! 🙂