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  1. whooops profile image72
    whooopsposted 7 years ago

    What do you do if you find yourself wanting to READ more and WRITE less or not write at all???

    Is there such a thing as a reading mode or a writing mode?

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As far as I know, there isn't a reading mode and a writing mode, but there's nothing wrong with taking a break from writing.

      1. whooops profile image72
        whooopsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Pani,
        I haven't looked at it that way.
        So I must be in some sort of writing break.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image74
          Faybe Bayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Make sure when you are reading to post comments as that really does affect your traffic from hub pages. It is how people get to know you around here. And if you want to write but need ideas, you can answer questions. Even write a hub about them.

          check this out:


          1. whooops profile image72
            whooopsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks ever helpful Faybe Bay!
            Answer questions, now that's another great idea.
            Thanks again.

    2. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Read all you want! It will give you more ideas! big_smile

  2. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    We learn by reading, ever since we were this big.  It's possible to get some inspiration by reading all manner of literature.  It's inevitable to hit a writer's block from time to time.  Eventually though, you have to get back to writing what you know, perhaps after taking a break and coming back fresh.

    Even while you're writing, you're reading..just to check for proper spelling and grammar. smile , and making sure the story flows nicely.

  3. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 7 years ago

    I have dry spells sometimes where I won't write for months.  I've even stopped writing for years at one point.  But I always come back to it.  Always.  I think its important to take breaks.  You need to be inspired to write well and if you're not feeling it, you are not going to produce the quality writings that you are capable of.  Don't be afraid to stop writing.  Reading is an amazing tool for writers. We need to read as much as we write in my opinion.  Just my opinion though.