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Creative Reading and Reading Like a Writer

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In Reading Like A Writer, Francine Prose suggests that next you open up a novel, slow down, and savor every word to gain insight.

Like I said in my Instagram post this morning, to make reading a more interesting and valuable experience, you should transform the words you read based on context and your personal experiences, being creative enough to identify and form ideas, theories, images, and feel what the author is trying to convey in a broader picture.

Pay close attention to patterns, details in speech, dialogue, narration, and even the phrasing and word choice of individual sentences.

At the same time, absorb and digest all that, to create something with your own writing voice.

Think about it.

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