Read to Write

If you don’t have time to read,

you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.

Stephen King

Taking this statement by one of today’s most popular fiction writers to heart, I will review the books I’m consuming as part of my MFA in Creative Writing with SNHU. I’ve always been a reader but not an avid one, per se. I used to go through hot and cold periods. I’d read 4 to 6 books back to back, then I wouldn’t pick up another one for two years (or more!).

My writing program with SNHU has really enlightened me to the fact that if I want to write this stuff, I need to read it, dissect it, and study the bones. I attack my books these days with 4 different colors of highlighter and a pen. …And it’s working! I can’t believe how much I’ve learned about the art of fiction writing by studying the successes of others.

Learn with me at Read to Write where I’ll discuss things like theme, character development, powerful plots and what I think drove the book’s success. If I’m lucky, I might even throw in an author interview from time to time. If you’re not a writer or studying to be one like I am, then enjoy a good book review from someone who’s learning how to decipher the code to creating great fiction.

Since my reading and writing always point to my passion of mothering humanity, my reviews will be featured on my blog, but you can find an easy link to the entire catalog of book reviews on this page and the latest review featured below.