How To Read With Purpose–My Guest Post on Dreaming Hobbit
Today I’m happy to be on my friend Emily’s blog, Dreaming Hobbit. Emily is a writer and editor who has a lot of great things to say–also, she recently gave her website a makeover and it doth sparkle with much aesthetic appeal. Check her out and give her a follow, if you haven’t yet!
Here’s an excerpt from the post:
No two writers are the same. Some chug their stories out on laptop keyboards, some prefer the stark fluidity of pen and paper, and there are always the zealous few who swear by the adventurous medium of one’s own blood on dungeon walls.
There are coffee guzzlers, tea sippers, cigarette smokers, and those of us who can only write while listening to track four of that obscure indie album. But even with all the differences in daily routines and workflow, every writer shares two core similarities.
We love to write books. And we love to read them.
Many times, it was a love for reading that led to us becoming writers in the first place. Unfortunately, as we get older and the various demands of adult life make their ultimatum, it gets harder to pick up books and lose ourselves in them like we used to.
And this is bad, because as a writers, we have to keep reading. It’s a big part of how we learn and grow in our craft–by observing the work of fellow storysmiths who are good at what they do.
So here’s a few ideas for keeping a steady, healthy, consistent reading diet, and using it to better your craft.
You can read the entire post here.