A To Z Blogging Challenge: B – Books
Now here is a question many don’t know the answer to: Do writers have to be readers? I have to say, as a writer myself, the answer to this question is a resounding yes! This brings me to the topic of today’s post: Books.
Books are a very important aspect to a writers daily life. Why? Because books are not only a form of relaxation, but also a form of both research and inspiration. Now, I know many who will read this post identify as a writer. I want to ask you all these question: What was the last time you were inspired by a book? What book was it? Did that book’s inspiration find a way into any of your written work?
Now, for those of you who are simply readers, have you ever experienced a moment while reading that inspired you to a point where you felt the need to express yourself? Or even simply share that moment with another? It’s that moment that we who identify as writers feel the need to write. We take those feelings of inspiration and we run for it. We run fast, and we run hard.
Many writers may disagree with me on this point because some writers find their inspiration in other outlets. I will never doubt their choices in a muse, but as for me, I know that books and reading will always be a part of my life, and will always be a necessity while writing.
What books have I been inspired by as of late? Just to name a few:
Sometimes Never by Cheryl McIntyre
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Being Kalli by Rebecca Berto
All three of these books left me feeling something… Something that I related to so powerfully that I just had to express it in my own writing, with my own personal thoughts. Books that I can relate to not only work as a form of inspiration, but ultimately, end up becoming a form of research. These are the books I look to when I need to get different opinions and insights into certain situations or styles.
Overall, do I think books and reading are an essential part of a writer’s life? Yes! If I ever wanted to make it as a writer, I need to have my books. What do you all think of this final question? Are books essential to a writer’s life? Share you thoughts in the comments below!