Here’s an article I dug out for one of my worldbuilders. It’s well-written, it’s fascinating, it’s full of history, it’s true, and if you haven’t run across it before, you’re going to struggle with some major resistance to what it says. You won’t like what you read.
But, with that in mind, it’s something every author should know, and probably every reader, too.
Once you’ve read it, I’d like to hear your stories on how you became readers, and how you became writers.