Peg Herring's Blog – July 2009 Archive (21)

Time for Reading (R)

Since I started writing, a strange guilt plagues me whenever I read: I feel like I should be writing instead. A really good book overcomes this guilt, because then I consider it research, honing my craft by reading expert writers.

My own study of what I want to write and how I will do it makes me intolerant of what I consider mediocre work, so that I often don't finish a book if it hasn't grabbed me by fifty pages or so.

I've been trying to expand my knowledge of writers'… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on July 1, 2009 at 7:51pm — 4 Comments

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