Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Guriel, Jason (2017-12-13), The Case Against Reading Everything, Retrieved on 2018-01-06
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    06 JAN 2018

     The Case Against Reading Too Broadly

    The real problem with telling young writers to fan out across genres and forms is that it doesn’t help them find a voice. If anything, it’s antivoice. Learning the craft of writing isn’t about hopping texts like hyperlinks. It’s about devotion and obsession. It’s about lingering too long in some beloved book’s language, about steeping yourself in someone else’s style until your consciousness changes colour. It’s Tolkien phases and Plath crushes. It’s going embarrassingly, un...
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