I majorly caution against this because while you may be reading stories and craft books on how to write you won’t be doing the studying part of the process where you actually learn how to transpose the stories you’ve read and the techniques you’ve learned onto the page in a unique and interesting way. Instead you’ll write the same way over and over again without realizing it because you haven’t built up the muscles to analyze fiction stories for what’s working for them and what’s holding them back.

But to each writer their own path.

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