What Do/Should Writers Read?

Author Don Massenzio

Anyone who knows me is aware that I am an avid reader as well as a writer. I tend to pick authors that I enjoy and read their entire body of work in chronological order. This not only brings me enjoyment, but it shows me their development as an author from their early to later work.

One of my favorite authors is Stephen King. His early work is strong and definitely got stronger. When he suffered his accident and nearly died, his work suffered a bit after his recovery. He even threatened to retire, but thankfully, did not. I use him as an example because he also has one of my favorite quotes by an author:

at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Manchurian Candidate," Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA 07-22-04

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time — or the tools — to write. Simple as that. – Stephen King

In the past five years, I have written and…

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One thought on “What Do/Should Writers Read?

  1. I also very much started reading with Stephen King, but kept dreading not writing,only starting my blog recently. Having your books compared to Elmore Leonard is an amazing compliment. Also a highly praised scriptwriter.

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