“Writing begins with Reading”
"It is through reading that we learn how to tell stories, how to choose words and craft sentences. The books we read will inform and inspire the books we’ll write, and there’s a lot we can learn from the authors who have gone before us.
"How can we write if we don’t read?
“It might seem obvious: if you want to be a writer, you have to write a lot. But a lot of would-be writers are struck with an idea and think they can become published authors overnight.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say things like how hard can it be to write a book? Anyone can write a book. You have to do a lot of writing before you’re experienced enough to write a book that people will pay to read–unless you’re some kind of prodigy, which most of us are not.”
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King
I took Stephen's advice, and I read a lot and then wrote "Fighting the Devil" a true story about the arsenic poisoning murder of my millionaire ex-husband. It was a heinous murder that I helped solve by becoming a real-life Sherlock Holmes. Stephen's advice helped me become a writer with my debut book winning awards, for which I am very proud.
And, then I wrote a true story about my Near-Death Experience, "I Saw the Light"