By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer Reading is supposed to be one of the writer’s major tools, and I was utilizing it: I read a lot. I had all the tools I’d been told to gather. But still I hesitated. What was I missing?
The title of this post is probably misleading. I don't think any list can be considered essential reading material for the aspiring novelist. But I’m convinced that great writers take the time not only to read great stories, but to study them.