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reading goal

Why You Should Set A Reading Goal For 2020

The health and emotional benefits of reading are reason enough to read more, but there are plenty of others... so set a reading goal and get to it!
first novel

The Writing That Leads To Your First Novel

Regardless of what, how, and when you write, the key is to write a lot, in as many different contexts as possible, and let the experience help you grow as a writer.
literary influences

Who Are Your Literary Influences?

I encourage you to consider your own foundational inspirations when it comes to the written word. Who made you want to write in the first place? What works do you think are perfect — the ones you keep coming back to? Whose skill do you aspire to channel or match?
voracious readers

The Successful People I Know Are Voracious Readers

Reading — in addition to being plain fun — can make you a better (smarter, more informed, satisfied) person. That’s why successful people are often voracious readers.
books on writing

The Absolute Best Books on Writing (according to 10 “top” lists)

The list of favorite books on writing can be very different from one author to another. So where do you start? I've scoured 10 "top" lists to see which titles spanned the gamut. Here's what I found.
reading makes you smarter

This Just In… Reading Makes You Smarter [Infographic]

Reading makes you smarter. But it's not just book smarts. Reading — and reading fiction, in particular — helps develop one's capacity for empathy, self-reflection, and theory of mind.
books on writing

My Five Favorite Books On Writing

You should read about writing if you endeavor to be an author. Not sure where to start? Here are my five favorite books on writing. At least a the moment…

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