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    Wanna Write? Read!

    Over the years I’ve been amazed whenever I meet wannabe writers who proudly tell me: “Oh I don’t read.” Especially when they tell me they don’t read the type of book they want to write. I simply don’t understand that sort of logic. Some say they’re afraid they might “accidentally” plagiarize a story, think it was their own and not realize they had read it. I just don’t buy this excuse. Unless a person has a photographic memory (and if he did, wouldn’t she remember reading the story?), even using a similar plot situation and characters would create a “new” story. The wonderful thing about writers is we each bring…