Myth # 3
Reading Books About Writing Will Kill Your Creativity
To go along with the notion that real writers don’t need to read books about writing, I was convinced that they would squash my creativity. I’d be filled up with other peoples ideas about how to write, and I’d lose my own way. If I read “On Writing” by Steven King, I’d wind up sounding like a “copy” of him. (Yeah righ, I wish).
Another ridiculous notion that was quickly proved false when I started reading books on craft. What I discovered as I learned more about the craft of writing was a whole new level of creativity.
What new tools have you discovered about craft that have enhanced your creativity?