“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” ~ Mark Twain
You battle your way through five days of the week, Monday through Friday, and then, come the weekend, you settle down with a relieved sigh and reach for a good book. Only to realize, a little belatedly, that you don’t have anything good to read.
We’ve all been there, myself included. And the answer to this problem is simple; be prepared!
This Monday, spare five minutes to select your weekend reading material. Really, you won’t regret it – can you honestly say expecting something in the post doesn’t add an extra thrill to your day?
To make this daunting task a little easier – so much choice! – here is one of my, newly appointed, favourite books:
“Blurk!” you say. “That’s a how-to book.”
And you’re right. But it’s a how-to book for writing, and you’re a writer. So naturally, by definition, you’ll love it. But never mind by definition. This book is extremely helpful.
In chapter three, K.M. Weiland brings up the ‘What If’ question. She says, “In the space of a few notebook pages, my story leapt from a simple tale of vengeance, redemption, and love in the Middle Ages, to a complicated story of intrigue and suspense.”
Unexpectedly, after reading that section, the same thing happened to me.
And that revelation, dear writers, is the most exhilarating thing ever.