There are lessons to be learned from reading all kinds of writing. This week there were a few stories that focused on this idea, including how reading can turn a person into a writer at any stage of life and what we can learn from a 90-year-old novel.
Also, the proper use of “blog,” well-crafted TV characters, and suicide notes as literature.
Changing careers to write: This piece from The Huffington Post is from a 54-year-old former accountant who recently decided to become a writer. It’s a nice chronicle of how reading can inspire people to become writers, but it might also be an illustration of the few times in life where we have the right mix of inspiration and possible lack of regard for financial security that are necessary to becoming a writer.