Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner Quotes About Writing
I have been doing some reading. Read a best seller about “Trump the stable genius”, one about tyranny, and now reading George Orwell’s book “1984”.
I honestly love to read, prefer hard copy, but sometimes the price dictates for me so at times I have to use the Kindle E-Book.
Somewhere in my memory is the thought that conveyed that if a man reads he can self educate. I have looked to find the exact quote so I can give it the proper author.
I still use the methods learned in high school about how to structure an essay, etc., The other part of me is still to tie in the ending with the beginning thought.
Then, there is still part of me about ministerial pastoral to leave a message on a positive note.
I can understand for some taking time to read would be such a luxury. They have such a hectic life with many activities the whole day. So, maybe if one can, steal away some time to pick up a book and read.
Reading allows me to escape into a world other than my own. A time to forget the pressures that are on me day and night. It allows my brain to switch focus, gives my mind something other than bi-polar information.
I write for it is for me in many ways that curbs my random, scattered shot thoughts. I can express my thoughts in an orderly fashion. Yes, there are extra benefits, when people read they can click “like” or share their thoughts in the comment section under a post.
I write that shapes my focus away from the news of the day. At the moment there is only so much a person can take about how many new infections, or how many died during a twenty-four period.
Writing is a release valve on depression, like the valve used on pressure cookers.
So, here it is the ending to this post! I just wanted to give you a bit more insight of what truly makes me tick!