If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others:
read a lot and write a lot.
~ Stephen King
June is the FLX/WordCount Blogathon! Join us for 30 Days of blogging madness!
riters who read are better writers.
Well-written books and articles inspire you to hone your own writing skills; they give you something to aspire to and emulate.
Poorly written books and articles ~ besides raising your grammar hammer blood pressure ~ also teach you what to avoid. You learn (hopefully) from others’ mistakes.
The Chorus and the Solo
So saying, did you read my post yesterday? That post came about because I read an article. If I hadn’t read that article on Image, I wouldn’t have been inspired to write my own take on the issue of memories and de-cluttering.
In writing, as with any art that involves words and ideas, it is the exchange that fuels my inspiration. Many writers say I can’t write because someone has already written about the subject. But there are as many ways to look at an issue or problem or even just a piece of beautiful art as there are people.
We each have our own song to sing ~ sometimes we sing with the chorus, sometimes we have a solo. But we each add a unique layer to the song itself. A layer that no one else can contribute.
And sometimes, the notes we sing, inspire others to compose an entirely new song.
What potential for a beautiful harmony that makes!
Oremus pro invicem,
So what have you read recently that fired your imagination and got your fingers flying across the keyboard or the page? Please share!