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Question: Have you ever read a line in a novel or a clever plot twist that caused you to have author envy?
To be truthful ~~ All the time, but not in a mean way. I so admire their works and their words. Wonderful authors that have written great books with unimaginable plot twists. I hope that while reading these amazing books, I have learned something that might help me with my own writing.
That's how we have to read - watchful for what really works and adapt it to our own style.ReplyDelete
I appreciate, but don't really envy, authors who write amazing plot twists. Like Diane, I try to learn from what I read. I wish I could remember everything I read that works well.ReplyDelete
Of course it's frustrating when you can't figure out how they did it!ReplyDelete
I love learning from other authors, and I often wonder if they realize themselves (when they write wonderfully) that they've done so. Oh, and I enjoy the memes. A writing wall should be plastered with things like that!ReplyDelete
I too feel I can learn from all the authors who surprise readers with unexpected plot twists.ReplyDelete
Reading is the best writing course an author can take.ReplyDelete
This should be engraved on every English class wall.Delete
Ha! That picture about reading past bedtime... I ruined my eyesight because I'd sneak out of bed after getting tucked in and settle on the floor next to the itty bitty night light to read. I use it as a word of warning to my kids to make sure they use plenty of good light for their reading activities.ReplyDelete
I still get in trouble for reading too late ;-)ReplyDelete
Love your memes--esp. getting in trouble for reading after bedtime. I got into trouble for reading during math class. LOL I still read late into the night.ReplyDelete
4th grade I read through a class party (Darn I've forgotten the book name, lol)Delete
I remember as a kid reading with a flashlight with the covers over me. I'm sure my parents didn't know I was staying up late to read! ha Great images.ReplyDelete
The J.K. Rowling quote is so true in many ways! You can make just about anything with words at least as far as story goes.ReplyDelete
I agree with you about author envy. For me it's good for inspiration. Thanks for stopping by my blog.ReplyDelete
Love those quotes. The one about it being hard applies, lol. I never knew there would be so much to learn!ReplyDelete
The last two quotes are my favorite.ReplyDelete
(Sorry I missed making return visits for IWSG. My internet went out for over 40 hours.)