Saturday, February 21, 2009

Reading and Writing Go Hand in Hand

Written by BC Doan

If you want to write, you have to read, read and read! Reading will not only inspire you to write, but it also enables you to gain knowledge, valuable ideas, and learn many different ways to put your thoughts together!

I find reading a joy, whether it is an article or a book, and always carry reading materials with me wherever I go. Yes, it might also make me look smart, but really, I don’t want to waste my time doing nothing.

Reading can spark my own thoughts of what I want to write about. Sometimes, a word, an image, or a title inspires the creativity in me. It is advised that we should write what we know. What can be better than your own life’s experience? Start off your writing with your memoir. You will find many great books to read in this article below.
Memoir Writing: Begin with These Books

If you are not into telling the story of your life, start with fiction! Different people have different preferences. Here is an article on this subject, and a list of books to begin.

Writing Fiction: Books to Read

Are you're not sold on these areas, either? How about writing for children? Try this one.

Important Facts When Writing for Children

These are just my suggestions to get you started. The point is to read, read, and read some more.

1 comment:

lizzie said...

Useful post. The recommended articles are a great starting point for anyone who wants to start writing.