When I was child, I often heard the phrase, “reading is fundamental.” I loved to read and reading was fun, but never quite knew what was so fundamental about it. How was reading fundamental?
Some definitions of fundamental as listed by Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
- serving as an original or generating source
- of central importance
- of or relating to essential structure, function, or facts
Reading Makes Writing Fun
As I got older and was in the latter part of my high school years, I had taken a serious interest in writing, particularly newswriting, and that oh-so-familiar phrase returned to my ears: “Reading is fundamental,” said my teacher, but this time he answered my childhood question of why, “because good readers are good writers.”
Though I was an avid reader, especially of fiction as a child, my hunger for books, or at least to finish books, waned. I discontinued reading fiction, and I would make the excuse of not having time or energy. But then, I noticed my writing suffered. My words were dead on the page. No stirring life. However, when I joined a women’s ministry book club in 2010, my writing rose from the dead. I found that through reading I was able to get the words out of my head and onto the page.Even I liked reading my words!
Reading is fundamental to writing your book.
- Reading books, blogs, or billboards serves as a generating source for writing content.
- Reading is of central importance to The Holy Ghost Writing Process.
- Reading gives essential structure, function, and facts to any book idea.
If you are planning to write your book idea into a book, forget the excuses and make it a priority to build a bookshelf of literature you will read during The Holy Ghost Writing Process. You can build a virtual bookshelf and receive book recommendations through Goodreads.com. Once you sign up, “friend” me, so we can share books … and writing ideas together.