It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group! Alex J. Cavanaugh started this group so writers could have a place to share their insecurities and offer support. His co-hosts for this month are Misha Gericke, L.K. Hill, Juneta Key, Christy, and Joylene Nowell Butler.
Be sure to check out the IWSG website!
I'm sick today, so I'll keep this brief.
February 1st Question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?
I don't read passively. I find myself reading for clues that might tell me where the story is going. I consider the narrative choices the author has made. Why did the author choose a certain word? Why did the author choose this POV? How would the story be different if another POV were used? The process of asking these questions helps me with my own writing.
How has being a writer changed the way you read?