Posts made in January, 2015

On Reading and Writing – 3 Book Reviews & My Draft

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On Reading and Writing – 3 Book Reviews & My Draft

My favorite book on writing is On Writing by the master, Stephen King. Printed on the dust jacket on the inside flap is a quote from the book “If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.” I often abbreviate this is as “You’re not writing if you’re not reading.” When my wife gives me that wordless look that says “why are you reading when you could be writing”, I explain with even greater brevity. “Reading is writing.” I read King’s book in 2000 when it was published, then again in 2005 when I decided for the dozenth time that Dammit, I am a writer and I am going to prove it! There’s a lot more to it than that, but I’ll save that story...

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