Diving into expansions of the worlds I’ve already inhabited

Re-reading

Akshay Gajria
The Coffeelicious
Published in
2 min readAug 23, 2020

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Writers throw this advice around a lot: Read. If you don’t read, you cannot be a writer. While I agree completely, nobody really talks about the pressure it creates. As a young writer, when I met other writers at workshops or joined book clubs, I felt out of my depth. Everyone seemed to be reading so much more than me. They quoted from books and stories I’d never heard of— like their own secret language. I’d be silently jotting down their names hoping to get to them…

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