Hello everyone. No stories today. But I'm stopping by briefly to take part in the monthly IWSG post.
This month's question is, "Should you read a lot which may influence how you write and what you write about, or not read at all so that you have original ideas?"
I'd say read. That's how you get a sense of what works and what doesn't. I think even if you lived in a bubble and wrote, you'd still come up with universal themes and ideas. Reading does give you ideas. But that's not a bad thing. Besides, reading an author's work is being supportive. Isn't that what we're supposed to do?
What do you think? Should you read other people's work, or just write your own stuff with no outside literary influences?