Is Your Significant Other a Reader/Writer?

I have thought about this often actually. My common-law spouse is not a reader. So few people I know these days actually are. I know no writers personally. I just cannot fathom not reading that it always surprises me a little.

Johnny Reads

I stole this post from a blogger I follow, but yesterday was a long day. I don’t remember who it was. Whoops. I altered the topic just a bit anyway.

I know not every blogger who follow my blog is a writer. But I imagine every one of you is definitely a reader. Otherwise I have no idea why you clicked that follow button in the first place. Ha. But really, I think most of y’all read a whole lot more than I do and I think it’ll be interesting to hear how many of you are married to or in relationships with others who don’t happen to read much, if at all.

For me this question is SO easy to answer. I’d answer your question with one of my own. Girlfriend? What girlfriend? I have no one. Which is perfectly fine because I might be 23 but I can’t…

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The Three Worst Pieces Of Advice I Got About Becoming a Writer

I do read an insane amount. And I do write often. So I guess those myths apply in my case. Always assumed writers are readers though. Above all else I suppose it is a passion.

Thought Catalog

Three months out of Harvard Law School, I was making more money than my father. I owned a BMW, a five thousand-dollar stereo system, and had a beautiful girlfriend with long blond hair.

And I was dying inside.

Law was crushing me, and I had fifty more years to go.

I knew this disaster would happen, from the first week I got to law school and saw that the people who did best, who were meant to be lawyers, seemed the most anal retentive – they liked dotting every “i” and crossing every “t,” adored being careful. They were freaks to me. I had passion. I had something to say. But there was nowhere to say it in law school. No one gave a shit if you were a creative type there.

I figured it would get better once I got a job. I joined a law firm and stayed…

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The benefits of writing

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write There are "long-term improvements in mood, stress levels and depressive symptoms. In a 2005 study on the emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing, researchers found that just 15 to 20 minutes of writing three to five times over the course of the four-month… Continue reading The benefits of writing