Dissecting Dragons: Episode 151: Reading Like a Writer - How Critical Reading Informs the Writing Process

January 11, 2019

Episode 151: Reading Like a Writer - How Critical Reading Informs the Writing Process

 

The dragons kick off the new year with an episode for writers. There's much (and somewhat prescriptive) opinion on how much you should read in order to be a functional writer. But what if you just don't read very fast or have a disadvantage that makes it difficult? Does that count you out of the running? Jules and Madeleine take a look at what 'reading like a writer' really means before branching out into how reading different genres and challenging yourself with media you wouldn't normally consume, all adds value to your creativity. Spoiler - you don't have to finish 100s of books a year. You don't have to enjoy the classics. You already have everything you need, here's how to recognise it. (Sidebar, when Jules says how many books she's read, she means in 2018 - not even she is that fast!)

 

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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