Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Alex's awesome co-hosts for the February are Misha Gericke, LK Hill, Juneta Key, Christy and Joylene Buter!
February 1 Question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?
Becoming a writer has changed my experience as a reader quite a bit. I always read for entertainment and enjoyment, and now I also read to hone my own writing. Each writer has their own style and I'm still trying to find mine. I feel reading is absolutely essential if you want to write.
If I see a typo in an acclaimed NYT Bestseller, I actually smile. Nobody is perfect. So that makes me feel somewhat better.
But, because I am a writer, I never discredit an author. Even if I dislike the story, I would never write a bad review or publicly state on social media why I didn't like their book. I guess you'd have to be a writer to understand the long hours of hard work that goes into a book, and not only with the first draft, but also with the ceaseless editing. The saying by Ernest Hemingway holds true with many writer's,