Read More Than You Write

  1. Write a sentence a day
  2. Write 1–4 stories a month
  3. Finish and submit. Keep them in the mail until sold
  4. Don’t rewrite except to editorial request
  5. Read 10X what you write

There are few things sadder than aspiring writers who claim they have no time to read. Or say they don’t read because they are afraid of copying someone else’s style. This is ignorance. Most of our basic skills are learned by modeling: walking, talking, running, riding a bicycle…everything. We see others doing it, make a…