If you want to be a good writer, be a good reader.
A short while ago, I wrote the story of my kitchen gloves. Every time I opened the drawer, I just realised that there were so many gloves. However, not a single full-pair. All of them were for the left hand.
(if you have not read it yet, read it here.)
Anyways. When I was looking for the right image on the web to go with that blog, I came across this quote that says, “Sometimes your left hand can be your right hand and takes its roles. So, never devalue the left hand and define IRRATIONAL RULES. Be thankful equally for the perfect hands as it makes you equipped.”
Hmmmmm 🤨. I disagree.
The quote that looks perfectly logical and sensible apparently, like many other wisdom-words do appear flimsily, has many glitches.
Nevertheless, the good thing is it gave me more to write (another write-up soon in sha Allaah).
The more I write, the more I have to read.
The more I read, the more I know.
The more I know, the more I agree and disagree.
The more I surmise, the more I get to write.
The more food for thought 🤔, the more fodder for writing 😇.
Terry O’Brien summarises in his ‘Little Red Book’ the benefits reading offers to writers.
Teaches the Art of Writing
You see how great writers construct their work: Style, diction, construction of sentences, paragraphs, whole pieces.
Builds Your Vocabulary
Reading helps you expand your vocabulary. Often, even simple articles or stories contain new words or terms that you can tuck away for your own future use.
Expands Your View
Reading expands the world you know about – the more you know, the more fodder you have for writing of any kind.
So, what are you waiting for?
Won’t you read 😌?
I am writing too.
Read as I write. Invite your friends too.
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