A writer who writes is a writer who reads. You have to know what’s going on, what’s being published currently, what you like, and what you don’t like. You only know this by reading.
I currently have a couple books going. One is not new, but has been recommended by so many people that I decided to read it anyway.
Think & Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
Obviously, this is the one that’s not new. I’ve never really been interested in this just based on the title alone. Because of the way it’s written, it wouldn’t be published without a lot of editing today. It’s overly wordy, but there are some Big Truths hidden in here if you’re willing to wade through excessive verbiage to find them. I’m about halfway through it.
YouTube Secrets, Sean Cannell & Benji Travis
If you’re thinking about starting a YouTube channel (or if you already have and feel hopelessly lost), this book is for you! I’ve gleaned a lot of good information from it. I watch Sean & Benji on their YouTube channel Video Influencers and get a lot of good info from them there, so I didn’t expect any less from the book. And it has definitely not disappointed me. If I’m going to really get started on my channel in January, I need to get it in gear & finish reading this.
Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis
I wanted to like this book. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I seriously expected to love it. But… I don’t. I don’t not like it. I’m just…meh about it. I’ve finished chapter 10 and I don’t know if I’m going to read the rest of it or not. I realize I’m in the minority, but just remember every person won’t like every book. And even if they do, they won’t like it for the same reasons, usually.
That’s what I’m reading at the moment. Have you read any of them? What did you think? Let’s talk about it in the comments.