SPP203 Intentional Reading for Authors with Maya Goode
- Something cool: Sean’s glad Stephen King’s book didn’t have a terrible ending; Dave likes Better Call Saul; the guys knock Fuller House
- When you get the advice ‘read a lot,’ no one tells you WHAT to read, and why
- Do you think you could read an essay, a poem, and a short story every day?
- There are benefits of reading short stories to learn; partly because you can experience so many different authors and genres
- Maya shares a great strategy for picking what books and stories to read
- Johnny talks about the experience of editing something written years ago
- Recommendations for books that teach you how to read
- Do you have a ‘reading queue?’
- Maya suggests you read the novels that are causing strong love/hate
- Short stories are huge; Maya shares how she finds an endless supply of short stories
- It’s okay to read bad stories; sometimes you can learn just as much from a terrible story as you can from one that’s great
- Have you considered reading internationally? It’s a great way to get different worldviews AND different styles.
- Everyone goes WAY off track with Fast and Furious critique.
- Back on topic, Maya suggests letting your writing goals inform the reading list you build.
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