Do you like Reading or writing better?I came across a post recently, here, from “Adventures in Children’s Publishing” asking what do I like more. Reading or writing?
Like the author of that post I have found it harder to like reading as much since I became a writer because of analyzing what I read. While reading I ask things like does it grab me? Are the characters realistic with flaws? Do they seem real? Or like talking heads? What about the dialogue?
And the author of the post asks; if I like the book, why? If I don’t like the book, why? It takes me a long time to lose myself in a book because of analyzing it this way with the questions going on my mind, like the ones I asked above. But then, if I DO lose myself, you know it’s good.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Nonfiction is different. I am more the observer there and the questions I ask are different and I don’t necessarily want to include that here in this post or what do you like more, reading or writing?
But writing? I lose myself easily. I especially lose myself in the rough first draft. When I start a picture book or piece of memoir; POW! I am gone. Lost in my writing.
What about you? Do you like reading or writing better? And why?
And my gifts for my reading friends? My twitter feed has been full of #scholastic #100reasonstoread. And here is the original post. , Yes, I cheated. I also used this link in my Perfect Picture Book Friday post a couple of weeks ago as gifts for my writing friends. I just didn’t want you to miss it.
And for my journaling friends? Here you go. Finding healing is why I keep journaling, too.
What about you? Do like reading or writing better?
See you on Friday!
Kisses and hugs!
© 2014 Clara Bowman-Jahn aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn