For the first myth, we’re looking at one of my favorites, a myth I often hear from people who know me. Why they feel the need to say the following things to a fiction writer, I’m not sure. (I don’t poopoo their pursuits, after all.)
“Fiction is a waste of time. I’d rather improve my brain by reading nonfiction.”
“I don’t want to invest time in reading fiction, because it doesn’t do any good. Reading nonfiction will make me a better person.”
These are simply myths. Myths, I say!