on Fiction University:
Studying the craft of writing is useful to improve your skill, but at what point does it become a hindrance?
I received an interesting email last week from a woman who’s taking advantage of her quarantine to study up and improve her writing. She’s been reading a lot of craft books, and was wondering if a writer could read too much—could their education outweigh their skill?
Short answer: Yes, absolutely.
Long answer: Still yes, but with more detail (grin).