I started learning to play acoustic guitar several months ago, and have been mainly using Fender medium picks. I have noticed that the picks very quickly develop a sort of bevel on one side because I apparently strum with the pick at an angle to the strings instead of perfectly level.
After searching this problem, I found that this is actually a technique and helps some people pick faster because there is less friction, and it is called edge picking, I think anyway.
However, my question is, does edge picking cause strings to break more quickly?
I am playing an acoustic with standard Fender 12 - 52 non coated strings and my high e string has broken twice now within the space of less than three months. Both times it was at the bridge so it could possibly be the bridge itself (I have never gotten the guitar setup), but I am wondering if "sharpening" my pick by playing the way I do might be causing me to break strings.