Taking Stock…The Things That Matter Most: why are we all writing about writing when reading is the key to be a…

takingstockofwhatmattersmost:

why are we all writing about writing

when reading is the key

to be a better writer

it’s not what you write but what you see

i’m no expert to be sure

but how you read makes a difference

how the words sound

how they keep cadence and rhythm

don’t just read the next time you pick up Poe

learn

Good advice. Does reading my Tumblr dashboard count? Hope so! Though I do have a trip to the library planned for later today, to pick up a book on hold. It’s waiting behind the desk, just for me. It’s a light and fluffy one, with more laughs than fright. I can’t read Edgar Allan Poe or Stephen King. Nightmares. However, for most of my life I’ve thought The Ultimate Book would be a collection of Poe illustrated by Van Gogh. They just seem to go together. However, their time on Earth didn’t overlap, as Poe died three and a half years before Van Gogh was born. 

Taking Stock…The Things That Matter Most: why are we all writing about writing when reading is the key to be a…

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