Want to be a writer? Then be a voracious reader. How else are you going to learn what has come before you, and how best to accomplish the task you have set for yourself?

Before you can be a good writer, you must be an excellent reader. This means you must read deeply in the genre you want to write. You must know more about that genre than your reader will, else you will fail to deliver what they are looking for.

You must also read broadly; else you fall into the trap of being a watered-down version of the writers that have come before you in your genre. By reading broadly, you ensure you can bring something fresh to the genre.

Read nonfiction and fiction. They each will teach you, but in different ways. The former will inform your world view, and offer you wisdom at a budget price. The latter will teach you prose and story craft; vital regardless of the genre you choose to write.


This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.

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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?

It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.

WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.

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