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WRITERS AND READING

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Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about something I do a lot of—reading.

I have always been impressed when I run across a beautiful passage that stays with me after I finish the book. Now, as a writer, I note things I like—or don’t. It is not only something I enjoy but a learning experience.

I know writers are limited on time, but when I encounter an author who doesn’t read, I’m puzzled. How can you improve your writing if you aren’t paying attention to what works and doesn’t? How do you stay current if you aren’t reading what is out there?

In the last couple of years, I’ve increased my reading from twenty-five to a hundred books a year. My primary focus is reading as many good indie authors as I can. I’m amazed at the creativity in this group.

What have I learned? A lot! I can spot…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

4 thoughts on “WRITERS AND READING

  1. Agree 100%, especially with being inspired by something I read.

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  2. Amen! I find a direct correlation between what I’m reading and how much I’m writing. When I’m reading good stuff, it’s easy to write. When I’m not, well, it’s not pretty.

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