Sunday, November 18, 2012

on writing - on reading

The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in
order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make
one book.  - Samuel Johnson

If you read good books, when you write, good books will
come out of you.   - Natalie Goldberg

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to
read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over
and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a
part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only
once can't.  - Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

You should write because you love the shape of stories and
sentences and the creation of different words on a page.
Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher
of how to write.   - E. Annie Proulx

Read.  Read 1000 pages for every 1 page that you write.
- Sherman Alexie

By Gustavo Almar

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