Creative Writing Tip: Read Outside Your Genre.

I found this to be true. I tend to get stuck in certain genres. My own writing tends to be sci-fi/fantasy and it is my favorite to read. Every now and then something comes along and breaks up my whole world. Take for instance my sudden Game of Thrones obsession. It is somehow very inspiring to my own writing. Yes, I know it is my genre. But I have been on a strong fem leads and writers of late. So this broke my own rules. Lately I read more non-fiction, like the book about blogging I just finished. Or autobiographies have started creeping in. I see how it affects my writing to get stuck in my reading diet. Creepy mysteries and thrillers have found their way into my reading and I find those add an edge to my writing.

What are your thoughts?