Writing

Imagine not reading…

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I follow many avid readers on social media and so I tend to see at least one daily post about the importance of books in people’s lives.To the book addict, anyone who doesn’t share their passion can feel almost alien. We simply can’t begin to imagine why anyone would close themselves off to all that pleasure and enlightenment.

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Story & Plot: Americanah

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Plot and story are different things, albeit sometimes difficult to pull apart. In fact, in a well-plotted novel it should be damn-near impossible to separate them, because good plotting intricately intertwines its underlying stories into an almost invisibly woven fabric.

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To Read or Not to Read…

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‘Which should I do? Read, or write?… There’s not much of a record, in the memoirs of writers, about the tension I have just described, the silent competition between reading and writing. I don’t know if many writers feel it. I do know some writers seem to resent reading, to resent literature even – as if it were unfair competition.’

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