We want to rush at life, at business, at bringing in royalties…
At finishing our books, at writing in a new genre, or whatever it is.
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 all this stuff of, you know, people saying, “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.
But just because a genre may be the top books in that genre make more money…
It 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 picked up Chris Fox’s “Write to Market” book.
You actually did all the valuable exercises.
And then you figured 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’d have a much better chance of success than if you just plain started writing.
I did this to the extreme with my friend, Robert Scanlon, several years back for our Podcast, The Split.
We actually read 50 books over 50 weeks.
It made me learn 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.
What’s the last book you read in your genre?