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Writers’ quote of the day: Andrew Cowan on the importance of reading

‘I don’t believe you can be a writer unless you are also a reader.  If writing is the out-breath, the exhalation, then reading should be the in-breath, the inspiration.’ ~ Andrew Cowan

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Quote of the day: D. G. Myers on why read fiction any more?

‘If reading is the key to self-mastery, fiction is the master key . . . fiction demands that you either identify with the characters’ decisions or distance yourself from them, and this has a powerful effect.  In doing so you … Continue reading

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The writer’s New Year resolution, this year and every year

‘Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment.’ ~ Stephen King

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Writers’ quote of the day: Edward Albee on the importance of reading bad novels

‘If you are going to learn from other writers don’t only read the great ones, because if you do that you’ll get so filled with despair and the fear that you’ll never be able to do anywhere near as well … Continue reading

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Writers’ quote of the day: literary agent Kate Schafer Testerman on self-editing and writers’ groups

‘Read everything you can get your hands on!  Read novels in your genre, read books about writing, read author blogs.  And know that just finishing a manuscript, while a personal triumph, doesn’t mean your novel is ready to be shopped.  … Continue reading

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Darrell Dow on fundamentalists, books and reading

Fundamentalists and books This isn’t to say that fundies don’t like books.  Quite the opposite, I’ve never been in a fundamentalist pastor’s office that wasn’t crammed with books from top to bottom.  Many fundamentalist houses have hundreds if not thousands … Continue reading

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