Reading great writing does not improve your writing unless you read like a writer, which is much harder (and slower) than just reading.
- Reading and Writing — "You write because you like to read." Why is this 'fact' touted amongst writers?
- Writing Style: Readers Welcome Influence — Your writing style influences how your readers' inner ear hears your writing.
- Reading Distractions: Questions — Writing creates an adventure, a series of thoughts and images that lead the reader, carrying them on a series of emotional peaks and troughs through an ocean of time, moving them from one point to another and, hopefully, adding something of value or making the adventure fun along the way.
- Notes: The middle-man to your happiness — David Tate writes about the dangerous effects of reading, but more than that he explains why it's so vital that we stop being filters, that we stop developing a habit of judging what we're consuming in attempt to consume things that make us happier and instead focus on creating the things that actually make us happy.