Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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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! 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

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March 3 question - Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?

I write YA novels that have market appeal for both young adults and adults. Whatever a writer likes to pen, I believe it is essential they read, read, read books of their genre. But, I also believe in being well rounded and a writer should read many genres. 

With that said, I love YA reads and that is my first go to. And, I don't stick primarily with YA, I enjoy a gambit of genres. 

When I am writing or when I am reading, a book helps me to escape reality.

Reading tickles a persons imagination. A must for writer's.



Reading hones a writer's craft.



During the day, I lack the precious time to read, so my current read is always next to my bed. At night when I settle comfortably beneath my blankets, I take a moment to crack a book and read.


 
What are you reading?




22 comments:

  1. Hi, sadly I've read just few YA books! I prefer to read across genres and age groups as I write for children.

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  2. Young adult is not my choice but I have read a lot of blogger buddies' books that were young adult.

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    1. We all have different tastes. And so many books to choose from!

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  3. I read widely as well -keeps the brain active. I tend to read at night as well. The only downside of that is I often read well into the night :)

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    1. I can't keep my eyes open that long anymore...LOL

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  4. I used to read a lot of YA, but I haven't in a while. After Twilight, there were a few tropes that dominated every book I picked up and it soured me to the genre for a bit. I will pick up one if it looks interesting, but I'm not actively searching YA books as much as I used to.

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  5. I read widely, especially through DLP. Most of it is right after dinner though while my brain is still working.

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  6. A lot of much more mature readers enjoy YA. I've heard from many who are avid readers.

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    1. Just because I'm an adult doesn't mean I have to read only books for adults, right?

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  7. I agree with you--read your genre but read. It does make your writing more well-rounded than anythikng else.

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  8. I messed up this month's prompt somehow, but then, that gives me more to say here, right?
    I agree that it helps to read the genre we write, but reading other genres helps me understand different ways to plot and build characters, especially mystery versus sci-fi. I love reading fantasy and sci-fi, especially for MG and YA.

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  9. I don't read much YA. I usually can't click with the emotions and decisions present in most YA protagonists. Or maybe I just haven't met the right one yet...

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  10. I love YA books. I forgot to mention that on my post. Where were these fantastic books when I was a teen? Keep up the good work.

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  11. My current read is by my bed too, Cathrina. I don't have time to read during the day either. Bravo on all your YA books. I write YA short adventure stories myself.

    This is my first time here. I'll follow your blog and connect with you online.

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  12. Yay, any book that can offer us an escape is a great book. It also can give an author that extra inspiration, especially if it's out of their normal reading box.

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  13. I love reading across genres. I haven't read as much as I used to in recent years, but hopefully I can break out of that. I keep buying books. T_T

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