Faith - Writing

Good Writers are Readers

Good writers are readers. In order to become a better writer, I read extensively. I read fiction and nonfiction books. I read nursing and midwifery journals. I read the Bible. Last fall I thought that I should read a major newspaper to keep up with the events of the day.

If I was going to share my viewpoint on a subject, I needed to be well informed. So I subscribed to a major newspaper on-line and read it daily. Sometimes the views expressed in the paper upset me. But I kept reading.

Then the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh were widely reported, in detail, in the newspaper. I was offended because incidents were reported as if they were factual. It felt like gossip. Gossip about a very sensitive subject.

And so I terminated my subscription to the paper. I am now reading the daily news briefs from World Magazine on-line. As a Christian I want to be well informed. I want to participate in discussions that seek the truth. We live in a confusing and complex time.

I am spending more time in prayer as I try to understand how to live for Christ in a hurting world. I want to share love and light.

What do you read as you search for truth?

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

11 Comments on “Good Writers are Readers

  1. Hi, your post tied with two others for the most clicked on the #LMMLinkup. I really enjoy filling my days with positive and uplifting words so I read a lot of inspirational women’s blogs. Thanks for joining us on the #LMMLinkup this week.

  2. I don’t read as much as I should nowadays except for blogs and my Bible, but when I do read it is mostly non-fiction esp. biographical, and I throw in some fiction to give a variety. I have started several books so really need to finish before I start any more. 🙂 I do agree that reading does help my writing. When I was younger I read all the time. Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #LMMLinkup.

  3. My source for truth is God’s Word. I read it almost daily. You’re right — we are living in a confusing time. I’d heard of World Magazine but never read it. #FMF community

    1. The on-line version of World Magazine provides daily news briefs–just facts. Once a week there is a featured article, often from a book. Every two weeks there is a link to the published magazine.

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