Highly acclaimed novelist April Dàvila explains the importance and fundamentals of reading for budding writers

April Davila

Working in a library, in addition to providing the obvious benefit of easy access to books, also gives budding authors an idea of ​​what people are reading.

—April Davila

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Award-winning novelist April Dàvila explains the fundamentals of reading when you’re an aspiring writer.

If you want to be a great writer, thorough reading will help you master your craft. Budding authors who cultivate good reading habits will gain a lot from the books they read.

It is essential for writers to be avid readers, according to Dàvila, “I always tell my students: writers read, adapt accordingly. If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write. It’s part of the job. I’m never surprised to learn that an author’s journey involves working in a bookstore or library. As a budding writer, your whole sense of style (including character, scene work, story structure) is developed through reading.

Reading a variety of book styles can help writers focus on the mechanics and stylistic choices that make different genres of writing work. “I’ve heard many aspiring authors say they don’t read while they’re working on a project because they don’t want their work to end up sounding too much like (insert famous author),” says Dàvila. .

“To them, I say: you should be so lucky. Working in a library, in addition to providing the obvious benefit of easy access to books, also gives budding authors an idea of ​​what people are reading. Well that I would never advise writing to fit a trend, it’s essential as an author to understand the industry you’re looking to join,” concludes Dàvila.

About April Davila

April Dávila received her master’s degree in writing from the University of Southern California. Her novel, 142 Ostriches, has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as a “lively and uplifting debut”. Her blog, aprildavila.com, was listed by Writer’s Digest as one of the top 101 websites for writers and she is the creator of the writing coaching program Sit Write Here. A fourth-generation Californian, she lives in La Cañada Flintridge with her husband and two children. She is a practicing Buddhist, a half-hearted gardener, and an occasional runner. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her hanging out with her kids or watching a movie with her filmmaker husband.

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