John, developer of Desk, prompted the community over at the Desk Community & Support forums to write and respond to the following quote:
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.” ~ Stephen King
This is partially true. I say partially, because I started writing long before I got into reading and long before I even had any proper lessons in composition and grammar. However, I never wrote more than a couple of badly constructed lines at a time. It was only when I started reading quality content, that I started writing longer, more thought-provoking content myself.
If you want to become a writer; write some lines. If you want to become a GREAT writer; follow Stephen King’s quote. Reading quality content didn’t kickstart my will to write but it definitely made me a better writer.
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