“Great writers are great readers.”-Lysa Terkeurst
I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. My Little House on the Prairie book set ranks as one of my favorite Christmas gifts as a kid. The regular library visits my parents began with me as a child, I have continued with my own children. So I would say I was a pretty great reader.
But I am challenged by Lysa’s suggestion that as a great reader I not only read to savor the story, I also read to study the author’s craft. Take notes. What moves me? Why? What works? What doesn’t work? How can I apply it to my own style and craft? So logical yet such a light bulb moment.
Write…and read…On, my friends!
2 thoughts on “Great Writers…”
This is such a good observation. It’s almost like it’s right in your face! A great writer IS a great reader. The two are locked in a symbiotic relationship with each other. Thank you for this!
Yes! You’re welcome. It’s definitely changing the way I read.