Read Like a Writer

Quotes about authors, books and writing.

Read like a writer. Writing is a series of choices, so it’s important to approach a text as a series of choices and problem-solving solutions made by the author. Narrative design is the art of perception. By unpacking narrative design through reading, and rereading, we reveal not only an author’s way of seeing and thinking about the world but how the author collects their perceptions into an immersive story. Perception is a special, unique utility we all have. No one will ever perceive the world the same way as you, ever. So we all have unique voices, but it requires practice to share our voices with an audience. Established narrative artists have crafted their perceptions in such a way that makes them great storytellers, and by reading their work as a writer we can help ourselves develop and craft our own perceptions for our stories.

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