"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What I'm Reading This Week #7

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I tried to read The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club.  I really did!  But I couldn't do it.  Everything about this book bothered me.  It doesn't feel like it was edited.  It tells instead of showing.  I had to put it down and move on.
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So I picked up Messenger by Lois Lowry.  I just started this book yesterday, so I haven't read very much, but already I feel like it is a better fit.
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It's a really fun book, and it already has me doodling more.  The idea is to use visual language to take notes, instead of just words.  I used this philosophy while taking notes at my last meeting.  It worked really well for the topic we were discussing.  I am interested to see how it works in future meetings and taking notes on readings.


Ask not what your readers can do for you
An list of ways authors can improve the reader experience

A selection of articles to help guide the editing process.  I will be checking these out once I have completed my first draft.

What are you reading this week?

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