“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
“Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
– William Faulkner
Writing does not happen in a vacuum. Everything that we read becomes part of the words that flow from our fingertips.