Required Reading: "No, Reading in NOT an Option"

 

Shannon A. Thomspon writes awesome dark fantasy YA (and right now one of her books is free on Kindle). She's also been cool enough to host two guest articles that I've written.

Her blog is also a goldmine for writers and writers-in-training.

This week, she posted a priceless blog on how you can't be a good writer without being a reader.

You'll find some great insight, such as:

Reading is the foundation of writing. Much like how crawling helps a child learn how to walk, then run, and so on, reading helps a writer learn how to form sentences, structure a plot, and introduce something new and interesting to the market. 

Go read the whole thing. You'll be glad you did!