Some Thoughts on Writing

John Baker posted some of my thoughts on the writing process today as part of his series on “Creating A Text.” Thanks to John for collecting such diverse and interesting viewpoints.

The other side of the writer’s coin, of course, is reading. Tom Christensen makes the point that many writers, and especially poets, have strange misgivings about being a writer who reads. I, for one, wholeheartedly agree with Tom that reading is “equally important as writing if you want to refine your writing skills.”