Reading is essential for a writer.
Who wouldn’t want to write like Dickens or Hemingway or Tolstoy?
Yet from this desire, we create our own chains. Build our own prison.
A writer must kill their literary icons to free their own voice.
Kerry Cue is a humorist, journalist, mathematician, and author. Her latest book is a crime novel, Target 91, Penmore Press, Tucson, AZ (2019).