We want to rush at life, at business, at bringing in royalties…
At finishing our books, at writing in a new genre, at everything really.
I’m going to give you a hack that is not going to feel like rushing…
But honestly, it could be a huge shortcut if you’re willing to take it.
If you want to get much better at writing fiction in just four weeks, then read one book a week in the genre you want to write in.
I keep hearing people say things like “well romance is easy, I’m going to write in romance.”
And of course, that’s BS.
A hat tip to my romance authors out there.
Just because a genre may have higher potential royalties…
Doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of people having trouble with it.
But let’s say you really do want to write in romance.
You pick up Chris Fox’s “Write to Market” book.
You actually did all the valuable exercises.
And then you figure out, this is my genre, this is the subgenre.
It’s not just romance, it’s time travel romance.
So you go out there and in four weeks you read four books in time travel romance.
You’ll be so much better at writing in this subgenre at the end of the month compared to where you would’ve been if you simply dove in.
I did this to the extreme with my friend, Robert Scanlon, several years back for our Podcast, The Split.
We did 50 books in 50 weeks. Phew!
It made me learn so, so much about writing.
But if you don’t have 50 weeks, in just four weeks, read four books in your target genre.
It’ll make a huge difference.
How many books have you read in your genre?