with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. Like carving a sculpture from marble, you need excess material to revise your way to "no words have been wasted.". If youre one of countless people who dont make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of reading are listed below:. If writing is output, reading is often the most important input. Libraries have books on every subject imaginable, and since they rotate their stock and constantly get new books, youll never run out of reading materials. Bonus: Closely kept favorite authors Surround yourself with great work and it will inevitably rub off on you. Ditch the belief that your first drafts should be good. Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback. Short sentences must be accompanied by expanded thinking, otherwise they slow things down to a snail's pace.
In fact, there is a lack of involvement of the teachers with their students. When we have no strong opinion, we will generally hold intermediate term bonds.
You'll understand what makes Hemingway's writing exceptional (or overrated) by reading his books, not from taking his advice. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Thats a fair bit to remember, but brains are marvellous things and can remember these things with relative ease. Being a writer yourself, you have an ace in your sleeve: you can read a book with an eye for writing, though you do not even realize. When you read a book, all of your attention is focused on the storythe rest of the world just falls away, and you can immerse yourself in every fine detail youre absorbing. With the added power of spacing it can feel like it rests all alone; that it's too critical to be with anything else. Anne Lamott's passage that owns up to the struggle of every first draft perfectly captures the importance of knowing that good writers become great through revision: And often the right words do come, and you-well-"write" for a while; you put a lot of thoughts down. Shorter, clearer, and can be more readily understood by a larger audience. Everything you learn as a reader, you can use as a writer afterward. So write with a combination of short, medium, and long sentences. To get results other writers can't, do things other writers won't.