Quotables: Reading and Writing

Thursday, February 23, 2012





Read, read, read. 
Read everything -- 
trash, classics, good and bad, 
and see how they do it. 
Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. 
Read! 
You'll absorb it. 
Then write. 
If it's good, you'll find out. 
If it's not, throw it out of the window.
 Faulkner

8 comments:

  1. Great quote! And it's a great excuse to read some "bad" books. ;)

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    1. Haha. I remember a speech by Leif Enger when he said that we didn't need to worry about literature -- reading anything was good. Then he went off on how Louis L'amour was the best ever. I still need to read him!

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    1. I knew I had to use it when I came across it! It's the only sentence of Faulkner's I've read so far, and I really need to read more of his work if it is anything like this.

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  3. I like this. Is this a new feature?

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    1. It's been going for a few months! Thanks!

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  4. Very true and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! It definitely puts me in the mood to write.

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