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How to Read Like a Writer

Become a better writer by becoming a stronger reader

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“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.”

–William Faulkner

The phrase “read like a writer” refers to thinking about how a text is written, considering the choices the writer makes, and reading to learn. A writing teacher, for…




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Penny Zang

Penny Zang

Writer + English professor + book nerd + tired mom. Visit me at & Twitter: @penny_zang & Substack:

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