Saturday, October 23, 2010
I have been a member of the New Jersey chapter of the Romance Writers of America since 1988 and I have been to every one of their conferences. There are plenty of workshops offered along with editor and agent appointments, but the best part of the conference is the camaraderie with other authors as well as future authors. They are my writing sisters--they understand what it takes to write a book.
What we all need are more people who will read our books. There's a lot of good stuff between the covers. :^)
Reading will improve your vocabulary, make you smarter AND more interesting.
When was the last time YOU picked up a book and read it? Turn off the television and the internet, sit down, open a book, and savor the words.
You don't have to read the whole thing tonight. Just a chapter. It won't take long. Tomorrow night you can read another chapter.
See what we writers do. We work with words. Using them we can make pictures in your head. It's magic. (Well--sort of.)
So please buy a book today, or borrow one from the library. Your brain will be glad you did.