I wonder: how much to read while I’m writing?
I posted this comment on the excellent page of WitheringThyme (recommended reading, BTW). As I wrote it occurred to me to ask this question of my own readership…
I find I’m torn when I’m in the process of writing (and that’s most of the time). I love to read other writers’ work, especially though not exclusively fantasy. I’ve gotten past the whole “Oh, I’ll never be as good as this” self-doubt thing, realising that we’re all different with different things to offer. But I do worry that I’ll find myself channelling or copying their style or content, consciously or otherwise. I’m curious to hear others thoughts? Thanks!
(And remember – you’re invited to visit my Market Place page to see what I have ‘out there’ at present!)