Writing More, Reading Less

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Writing every day really slowed down my reading.

I know I should be doing both; there is an indivisible link between voracious reading and improved writing. Authors are all over this kind of thing:

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” — Stephen King

Maybe I am not reading the right stuff? My head was so brimful of my story, it was hard to get into someone else’s. Perhaps that’s the issue. I have been picking up the wrong books … not that ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ is really the usual deal in my eclectic roamings through the library of life.

It could just be that the timing was wrong. I devoured ‘Solo’ by Jenny Tough, a memoir of epic adventure and life lessons, but then foundered on the creativity and invention of ‘Klara and the Sun’ by Kazuo Ishiguro.

That’s it. The wrong kind of book.

Let’s get the reading thing going again, Mr Fables.

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A life well-lived; celebrating people, places and purpose; an encouragement to stay curious, optimistic and adventurous. Newsletter, every Sunday, 6pm sharp.