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Explain your opinion in great detail.


Before you get the wrong idea, I like reading books. It's a struggle trying to read them though because I can't visualize when I read. But I LOVE to write stories even though it's hard for me to sometimes to put a plot into a story. Yet I noticed that there are people who hates reading but love writing. I'm sure those people have their reasons for why they hate it. It's strange to some people because in order to be a good writer you need to read. And yet these people love to write but hate to read. I know there are people who love to read but hate to write. I don't really wanna focus on those people. NO offense. What I am getting at is it weird to hate reading but love writing? Can a person really do without the other? What are your thoughts on this?


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I don't really know, I've never come across anybody like that before. Everyone I have met so far has either loved both or hated both.
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Urboistar wrote:

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Who me or in general? Because I know my grammar is horrid.
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eclair-lumiere wrote:

I don't really know, I've never come across anybody like that before. Everyone I have met so far has either loved both or hated both.


Do you like or hate both?
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Do you like or hate both?




I like both. I read a lot of books but I also enjoy writing fanfiction.
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I'd say it be extremely difficult to learn how to write without being profoundly in love with reading. Reading is what helps a person learn a shit story from a good one. Bad character development from good character development. Stupid plot, from a good one. Annoying relationships to moving ones. Appropriate description lengths versus not enough. Too much wordiness from too little. Etc etc.



Posted 12/3/15 , edited 12/3/15
"I like reading books. It's a struggle trying to read them though because I can't visualize when I read."

That's like me when I read manga even though there are visuals. I'd still rather watch the anime instead to see everything put together in its final form.

"It's strange to some people because in order to be a good writer you need to read.

Or they just need a good imagination.

What I am getting at is it weird to hate reading but love writing?
Maybe you don't enjoy other people's work and would rather come up with your own.

Can a person really do without the other?
Yeah. You just said you know people like this.

What are your thoughts on this?
It's up to you what you like, also it's not necessarily weird.
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Seems like they're full of themselves.
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While you can write well and not be an avid reader; reading introduces you to different styles of writing and new takes on grammar. The rules still apply, but sometimes they aren't as strict or dry as a school paper. And yes, you can start a sentence with and if it makes sense.
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eclair-lumiere wrote:




Do you like or hate both?




I like both. I read a lot of books but I also enjoy writing fanfiction.

Hooray! Sorry I got too excited!
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PrinceJudar wrote:

I'd say it be extremely difficult to learn how to write without being profoundly in love with reading. Reading is what helps a person learn a shit story from a good one. Bad character development from good character development. Stupid plot, from a good one. Annoying relationships to moving ones. Appropriate description lengths versus not enough. Too much wordiness from too little. Etc etc.





Maybe there's a reason why they hate reading books. I get the feeling that some of those people are fairly good writers.
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Urboistar wrote:

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Who me or in general? Because I know my grammar is horrid.


In general

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Urboistar wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


Urboistar wrote:

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Who me or in general? Because I know my grammar is horrid.


In general



Oh, okay.
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Anyone can create a story in their head, but I can't imagine someone deciding to tell that story through writing without ever enjoying any form of text. How would one choose writing? It's because they read something and thought "I want to do this" or "I think I should try doing this." It'd be the same for any form of expression.

You can be a decent writer if all the reading you've done was through school as long as you understood what you've read and of course understood the writing lessons, but that's all I can really say about doing one without the other. If you don't even understand the basics, you can say that you like to write, but whether you're good at it or not is a different story. That's when people will assert that you must read more.

In the end, I do find it a bit strange. It makes total sense to have a preference, but to absolutely hate one while loving the other.. well, it's questionable from my point of view.
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