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The Daily Reader: 366 Selections of Great Prose and Poetry to Inspire a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life

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Let Great Reading Fuel Your WritingGreat writers read–voraciously and across many topics and genres. They read to learn, to research, to study the style of others, and to improve their own work. They read because they love the written word. But becoming well read takes time, dedication, and patience. The thought can be daunting–especially when you're eager to get to your o ...more
Paperback, 379 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Writer's Digest Books (first published 2009)
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Frances
The Daily Reader is comprehensive and encompassing in its delectable selection of prose and poetry. This book will expand the mind of the writer by reading from renowned literary works and then help him or her exercise critical thinking on the way to stretching the writer's creative limbs with the suggested writing exercises. In one year and one day, by lapping up Fred White's 366-page buffet of literary servings, a once troubled or "blocked" writer will surely come out all fired up again and sc ...more
Vincent
Nov 28, 2011 Vincent rated it liked it
Shelves: writing-words, gifts
Ok, so I cheated and read ahead to finish this book one month ahead of schedule. 31 Subjects, for subject for each possible day of the month, covering the various sciences, arts, history, religion, literature (by time periods), different 20th century genres, memoir/biography, and of course, one day for "on writing."
My interest was piqued beyond expectation when reading the excerpts from disciplines I would normally not have an interest in. Of the 366 books introduced, I have read 19 books, and
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