One Simple Rule to Improve Your Writing

Joe’s Post #93

This won’t be a long post cuz it only has one simple thing, one rule.

readingWriters read.

Oh, they should write as well, but let’s say that’s a given.

But to be a better writer, we have to read. So, this week, I did a lot of blog reading. It’s amazing how many people out there are going through the same struggles, overcoming the same obstacles, fighting the same demons we 5/5/5 are.

It’s the great thing about the internet. It can connect us to a community of like-minded people, or people who share common experiences. As writers, this can be agents, editors, publishers, other writers, other bloggers and…AND… readers.

So let me pass along a few of the ones I’ve read. I have to confess, some were not about writing. If you like these, or our posts, please reblog. It’s how we all can get read by a wider audience.

I’ve reblogged 2, and here is one that I couldn’t reblog… Nathan Bransford

I wonder if any of my fellow writers have bloggers they’d love to share.

And I wonder what books my fellow writers are reading at the moment? Are you reading what you’re writing?


Pages Written on New Novel: 0

Outline % Completed: 80%. I’m really hoping the huge amount of time I’ve spent finetuning it will pay off by making the story a LOT faster to write. However, I love, LOVE, the way the story is going.

Sunday Plan: Get the outline critiqued.

Blogs Written This Week: Lots and lots.

Queries Out this Week: 0 (only so much time)

Rejections for the Last Week: 0 (has to be bad news. I may need to move the 5 out there to 5 rejections)

Queries Still Out There: 5

Hope Meter: 70/100.  Holding steady. Next week, the novel is started.

Wanted: 1 guest blogger.






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About Joe Cummings

Aquarius. Traveler. Gamer. Writer. A New Parent. 4 of these things are easy. One is not. But the journey is that much better for the new people in my life. A life I want to share with others, to help them, maybe, to make them feel less alone, sure, to connect with the greater world, absolutely.

5 thoughts on “One Simple Rule to Improve Your Writing

  1. Joe, it is so much fun to follow what you are doing/thinking. Thank you for posting. I have especially enjoyed this posting where you give insight to your daily working process and hopes and dreams we all share when writing. Perhaps I could be one of your guest bloggers in future days.!

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