Reading is Not the Same After Writing

This is true for me. I used to read a hundred pages or so before I’d give up on a book, and if I put it down it was usually because I didn’t care about the characters. Now there are other reasons and sometimes they kick in sooner.

A Writer's Path

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by Samantha Fenton

One of the most surprising things I found had happened as a result from starting to write seriously, was how I read books differently. After writing a novel, I can’t look at a book the same way again – which makes sense, right?

Picture someone close to you deciding to play soccer. You don’t know much about soccer. Turns out, that someone is really into it, and you end up going to a lot of their games and listening to them talk about it all the time. You’re going to have a different view about soccer now because of it. Now, maybe you can watch a soccer game on tv without being bored. You can watch a player shoot a goal and you can say, “wow! What a great play!” Or see the player make a pass a say, “what a terrible pass. They should’ve held onto it!”

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3 thoughts on “Reading is Not the Same After Writing

  1. Superb blog! Do you have any recommendations for
    aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but
    I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like
    Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many
    options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
    Any tips? Thanks a lot!

    • Thank you. WordPress and Blogger both offer free platforms, and if your needs grow, there are ways to add extras at reasonable cost. For instance, my sound files require a modest upgrade, as does video. Later on, you can set up your own web domain, and either move your blog to it, or link the two together. Good luck with your writing and your blogging.

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