If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write. — Steven King Reading helps you to learn about yourself as a writer: what language moves you; which writers make you laugh and cry and feel connected to time and life and change; which poets make you remember, in a rich feeling way, particular moments in your life — Rita Gabis
Prompt: Is there a list of writers or one writer in particular that you have always wanted to read but have felt intimidated by? Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Voltaire, whoever . . . Make a list of writers you’ve been too scared, lazy, or distracted to read & choose one. Begin investigating their work this week & get something of theirs to read. Start reading. (Now, I suspect if you read them, you will find yourself quite inspired to WRITE). Is it true? Let me know if you did this prompt & what results you got. Prompt inspired by The Portable MFA in Creative Writing by The New York Writer’s Workshop.