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Serious Writers Reveal Their Lowlife Reading Habits

by | 4th, November 2014

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HIGH minds in low places. Amber Sparks  interviewed  writers about their influences:

“I aspire to write ‘great books,’ but great books are not at all what made me want to write,” says Mike Meginnis, author of  Fat Man and Little Boy . “Some of my most formative early reading experiences were apocalyptic Christian YA fiction from my church’s lending library.” It seems ridiculous, on the face of it, that writers could learn their craft at the doorstep of writing or culture that might appear inartful, inelegant, or lack complexity. And yet it makes perfect sense. These books are popular not because of their sentences, but because of their storytelling. And isn’t that the first thing every writer has to learn, regardless of medium or genre?

I discovered, as I talked to lots

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