by Ruth Harris on
As Anne said in her recent post, being “blocked” is the #1 issue for new writers and she offered 14 suggestions for ways to “fill the well.”
In today’s post, I am going to take a deep dive into a few specific ways that reading can quickly, easily and cheaply provide you with an almost unlimited source of ideas even when you think you have none.
Writing fiction—creating plots, characters, settings—depends on using references to make connections and associations.
Because one idea triggers another, one of the writer’s most important jobs is to maintain access to as many sources of new input as possible.