Reading as a Path to Writing

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So you want to write professionally, perhaps even to earn your livelihood by writing. If you came to me for coaching about writing, one of the first questions I’d ask you is not why you want to be a writer, although your why for wanting to be a writer is important. No first I’d ask you what you read. What you read for fun, for information, about your writing and writing career, and what you read simply because you’re curious.