I think I already told you about Writer Unboxed, a lovely writerly site, full of good ideas, thought-provoking questions, fine articles, practical wisdom, and so on.
Well, today on WU, David Corbett posed the question of reading or not reading while writing. He begins by observing that many writers seem to prefer not to – to avoid the risk of imitation, mostly – and then goes on to make a very convincing case for the opposite course of action. Continue reading
You know those writing sites, the ones that are so pretty to look at, filled with interestingly titled articles, offering advice on every step of the writing process… and then you start to read, and all you find is clichéd, repetitive blandness, about as helpful and interesting as cold porridge porridge – and usually pestering you to buy some pricey course or workshop or retreat?
Well, Writer Unboxed is not one of them.
In fact, WU is chock-full of good content: articles, interviews, reviews, practical advice on everything – from craft to marketing to research… It’s thoughtful, but never dull. Whimsical on occasion, but never silly. Always interesting, often thought-provoking.
Well worth checking out.