My kids have noticed that I read a lot of books about…writing. My eldest hasn’t been bold enough to really ask the tough questions beyond, “Why are you reading this? I noticed you read a lot of these.”
I wonder how long my, “I like to read, and I like to know how the authors figure out how to write what I read.”, will last.
I think my answer is confusing enough that she is going to digest that and ask the follow up, “but what are you going to do with this knowledge? Are you learning to be a writer?”
I’m dreading that question, at least right now I am.
Since I like to read multiple books at once, I’m reading Pen on Fire, Forest for the Trees, The Anatomy of Story, and How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead. (I should put the amazon/B&N links up for reference, I’ll do that later).
What are you reading?