They say to write what you read, but I think that confines us in a way.
If we only write what we read, must we always read something we love? I’d only read fantasy/sci-fi then, never knowing any nonfiction or poetry much. I’d limit myself the number of stories I dive into. My world would be more of a bubble than it already is.
But if we don’t always write what we love, our lives would become a bore. We wouldn’t want to write as much as we already do. It’d be more of a chore rather than a fun hobby or job.
Maybe we should write what we love and read it all. It doesn’t have to always be one genre. We can read around and get ideas from anywhere. What if my next best idea isn’t from a sci-fi novel?
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