Simple Habits of Good Reading Make Good Writers

Before you read As you read After you read
Set a goal to read
one book a year, a month, every
six months—what-
ever is easy for

Pick a book on a
topic that interests you.

Set a time to read

Select a
comfortable space
to read.  
Make connections with your own

Look up the
meaning of words
you do not know
and write them

Reread sections if
you need to
understand the
context of the
Share some or all
the story with
someone else.

Try to use the
words and
definitions you
wrote down in
your own

You finished the
book. Claim your
bragging rights!  
Repeat these
activities to
a better writer
and speaker.  

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About The dutty is "the ground," the foundation, the earth--just like words are part of the foundation on which I build my life.

Reason for being: To tell stories and help writers and others with a message to put their best word forward.
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