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April 26, 2009


Bonnie MacKenzie

Most enjoyable. I especially like that you identified yourself as an "artist" writer! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy to see that :)

Wendy Feer

This post resonated for me and brought up so many memories. My mother gave me the gift of reading enjoyment too, by reading aloud to us for years and making regular library trips. Now I'm the one with books and magazines all over the house, and my two children are both extraordinary readers.

Sometimes I feel as though my life is just an interruption of my reading!


are you sure this is artistic?


Dmitry, do you think it isn't?

The Dan Ward

I agree - not only does my reading affect my writing, but the kinds of things I read often has a big impact on the stuff I write.

So, if I read a lot of fairy tales, I find myself wanting to write a fairy tale. Read a lot of non-fiction? Makes me write non-fiction.

My one principle on reading is this: if I can put the book down, I do. Life is too short (and there are too many good books out there) to spend time forcing myself to read a book that doesn't grip me.

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