Reading as a Writer

5 min readMay 27, 2021

Harnessing Critical Voice

One of the pieces of advice that gets handed out to writers is that you need to read, both in the genre you write in as well as outside that genre.

In general, I agree with this advice, though I might phrase it differently: if you regularly create story, you should consume story. I know more than one writer who, in addition to reading, also watches TV as a method of consuming…


Leah Cutter sold her first short story back in 1997, and continues to write and sell both her fiction and non-fiction. She supports herself with her writing.