Two authors tell us why you read to write better, and how assigning a time to write helps you to be more productive
Novelist Mark Twain once said, “Write without pay until somebody offers to pay." A century later, his advice still seems to hold. Storytelling happens to be one of the oldest professions, yet it remains one of the hardest to make a living from. Many writers have to hold day jobs to pay their bills. And then there are those who quit high-paying jobs just so that they can write.We speak to two writers, both of whom began their professional careers in different fields—banking and acting—and ask them what made them move to writing. They have quite a few tips for aspiring writers.