Ah, reading. It’s like air to the body and food for your brain. Entertaining us with each word and turn of phrase. Making us cry, laugh, or even feel anxious.
But then you finish the book, and suddenly it has lost its glamor. Do you reread the story? Or just set it away on a shelf to collect dust?
I reread the book, but this time I am looking at the book with a critically. I examine thinks like the character arch, descriptions and dialog. I pay close attention to all of the techniques that I have trouble with and see how the author performs them. During this second reread I am no longer a reader, but a student of the author.
If you haven’t started reading this month, take the time to reread something and become the student of the author. Go see if they have something to teach you.
Have you ever had this experience?