READING, WRITING, AND RESPONSIBILITY

 

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I read somewhere that you can’t really consider yourself an experienced or knowledgeable or accomplished (I can’t recall the exact adjective--good, maybe?) writer unless you’ve written a million words. Seemed like a lot at the time. It still does. And if you take it as a “rule,” it’s not foolproof. We can all think of exceptions. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. THE OUTSIDERS. ANGELA’S ASHES. DON’T LET’S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT. But I can appreciate the thought. In general, the more you write and revise and think about feedback and rewrite and revise some more and polish (and read!), the more you’ll learn. The better you’ll get. I figure I’ve written at least half a million words by now, so maybe I’m halfway to being good. Two things I know for sure: I’m still learning, and I’m having more fun than ever!