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The Reasons People Read

The Magdalen Reading, Abrosius Benson, about 1520

Dave Farland, a writing mentor of mine, often lectures about why people read — and why writers need to know why people read. His analyses have always made me think about why I read and why I write.

For me, a book needs to engage both heart and mind. All fiction ranges on a continuum between these two oppositional yet complementary parts of the soul, and I don’t embrace either extreme to the exclusion of the other.

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Luisa Perkins

Luisa Perkins

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Novelist, foodie, francophile. Top Writer in Books. My Patronus is our corgi, Moneypenny.