Reader, Writer, Reader-Writer

by Ashley Bach

Reading and writing or considered to be mutually inclusive. You cannot be a writer without being a reader, and many bookworms dream of putting their own words into print. The idea of literary citizenship, according to those who teach and write about it, concentrates on the writing aspect of and developing a literary community of writers. Look at literarycitizenship.com for more on the subject.

The relationship of the two is so commonplace it is not often discussed, except for in cases like theNew Yorker article “Writing Without Reading is Like ______.” which addresses a “disconnect” between reading and writing.

In the article Macy Halford discusses Boston University ‘s William Giraldi, who said he did not like writing but loved reading, and found it difficult in 2011 (year the article was published)  to find so many of his students hated reading but loved writing. He tried to…

View original post 922 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s