Every writer learns about writing, in part, through reading. I have certain books that I love dearly, and certain authors that I read obsessively. The more I teach, the more I notice what authors do when they write. I love authors who pay attention to sentence structure and create variety in writing.
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Louisa May Alcott
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Ursula K. Le Guin
Though I would never shame anyone, there is a benefit to reading "bad writing." Careful analysis of what works is as important as studying what isn't working in a piece. Sometimes I just abandon books, but other times, I push through and finish. I want to know from start to finish why I think there are problems.
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