“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King
I am glad you strongly agree because we need to read to our children and encourage them to read. Don't you think so?
There is this thing called reading culture. Read and let others see your example. Read and you will soon or later like to be a writer.
A good listener is a good speaker , I will say a good reader is a good writer.
I actually discovered my writing talent before I was much into books. I've had to train myself to set aside time in the day to read. My attention span is such that I live my life 20 minutes at a time. Every day, I lay on my yoga mat with a stack of 3 books, set an alarm for 20 minutes, then rotate books until an hour has passed. What I lack in attention and focus I make up for in biographical memory.
I would wager that Stephen King has an astronomical IQ. His books have taken up prime real estate on shelves everywhere from coffee shops to airports for over 20 years.
The more I read, the more my mind seems to relax. Or the more the mind seems to be wondering about aimlessly. There is a tonic release release while one reads. It heals mind, soul and body.
I read to my daughter every night and she saw me read, too. She reads all the time now.
Kenna, my wife and I read to our daughter from the time that she was three on up through earlier grades. I envy your time with your daughter. But I am glad that I listened to our daughter than watch football.
Kenneth, I bet those are special moments you'll never forget. My daughter and I reminisce about the nights I read Harry Potter to her. It's her favorite series. I agree about listening to your daughter. It is so important to listen and be with our children. She is lucky to have you.
by Kenna McHugh 5 months ago
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by Kenna McHugh 6 months ago
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by bulletproofchris 7 years ago
Ok, I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm fairly new here and so it will be new to me. I love Stephen King. He's my favorite living author, and the reason I decided to pursue writing as a career. What I want to know from all you King fans out there is, which is your favorite (i know, it will...
by Mohan Kumar 5 years ago
What is your favorite Stephen King story?There are so many great books and short stories King has written. From Carrie to Cujo, Shining to Stand, Dark Tower series... The stories that made great movies like Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Stand By Me... Have you got a favorite?
by bradleyshartman 6 hours ago
What kind of books do you like to read?Is it Action and Adventure, Suspense, Comedy, Science fiction or maybe real life, what trips you trigger?
by Holle Abee 5 years ago
Have you read Under the Dome yet? I give it a thumbs up!
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