I have read books since I was 3 years old, so I have been a reader for a long time. I have not been a writer for nearly as long, but find that as I write, I become a writer. And there are books to help me, as a writer. I would be remiss, and do a great disservice to every other writer in the world, if I were not to mention a book that has changed the way I think about the process of writing and revision, and the way I approach voice, character, and plot. I will mention I do not get any money from plugging this book, nor am I associated with the author — more’s the pity for me.