Hey, all!

I have really been thinking about how I want to utilize this space as a writer. 2018 for me is hopefully the year of positive growth and development in my writing career, and so I want to really nail down what I think makes me a better writer. And so I have decided to read a lot more books (obviously in addition to writing more).

As many of you know, I already have a review blog that I have sort of put on the back burner indefinitely. On it, I reviewed everything from books to video games to movies, and even restaurants. It was a lot of work, and I was pretty proud of it. But for Away With Words, I wanted to focus more on things that have to do with writing – but I also feel it’s important to share what you’re reading and how it effects you, so I have decided to add yet another category to my blog posts – book reviews.

As many authors have said, you need to read in order to write. But Stephen King basically has the best quotes about reading, and one of them in particular is my favorite:

If you don’t have the time to read, then you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” – Stephen King

So – with that said, I hope to read more this year, and review more books as a direct result. I think initially I will review some books I’ve recently read in order to get my review-brain working again, and then move on to more current reads.

As always, thanks for visiting.