Are you reading?
It doesn’t matter what you’re reading, just read. It can be the newspaper, blogs, books, lots and lots of books. I read mostly historical romance books, but I do step outside of my box every now and then to read other things like Sherlock Holmes and autobiographies. I also like to read true crime stories and romantic suspense books.
But let’s not forget about reading books on the craft of writing. I have some favorite go to books whenever I need to refresh my memory or just learn something new. One of my favorite books right now is Jill Elizabeth Nelson’s Riveting Your Reader with Deep Point of View. And I just purchased two books, Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan and The Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson.
So, read, read, read!