My drug of choice is writing––writing, art, reading, inspiration, books, creativity, process, craft, blogging, grammar, linguistics, and did I mention writing?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Readinate the Countryside (Thursday's Three)

On the theme of reading discussed yesterday, here are a few gems just for you. This probably won't be the last thing I say on reading being as fundamental to writing as actually writing is, but people who don't GET that are actually more common than you might think.

People who say they like to write but do not read are like people who say they only ever exhale.

D. de la Perriere (an instructor who may have been quoting someone else; I'm not sure)

If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

Stephen King (On Writing)

I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.

Rex Stout

I need to get back to reading. I read about three to four hours most days, but lately it's only been one or two, and I miss it. The past month or so has been all about W.A.W.--getting links and things things set up, learning about all the blogging tools that I didn't know before, learning my limits, learning YOUR limits, and of course a little bit of glittering New Relationship Energy. I'm glad that I'm finally finding a rhythm here to give me more time to read and write on other things.


  1. Oh, man, yes. College largely managed to break me of the habit of pleasure reading, and it's been one of my active goals since then to get back up to my old levels of reading. It's challenging, but so satisfying to ease back into it.

    1. College definitely had a major effect. I still probably read more articles and non-fiction than I would like, but I'm easing back into the fiction myself.