izanobu wrote:Curse you, Alex. I already have Wind-up Girl. Was going to put moritorium on buying any more books until I've cleared my Kindle, but I grabbed the collection you mention cause you reminded me it was there.
izanobu wrote:I think it's a phase some (many?) writers go through, actually. I think there's a point when we're so wrapped up being critical of the details/technicalities of writing but don't yet understand story that sometimes everything looks like crap. I have heard countless stories of beginning writers who find that after learning a little about writing can't enjoy reading books anymore. I think, however, that most people probably grow out of this issue with time
Personally, I'd be unhappy has hell if I stopped enjoying reading. A few professors tried to ruin it for me, but they failed. A lot of my fellow English majors though, I don't know if they'll ever be able to read for enjoyment again.
Story is king. Learn to see story and how it works, and we can rule the world
M. Wimmer wrote:Has anyone else found that the more they write science fiction, the less they want to read it? I'm almost exclusively onto non-fiction, mostly biographies and history, though I did just buy Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, just to keep myself up to date of the goings-on in the SF scene today. I'm not really enthusiastic about starting it, though. I also have a short collection by Tobias Buckell but haven't lookes at it yet. He has a unique voice, somewhat similar to O.S. Card.
Snow wrote:Ironically, I write sci-fi because there's no sci-fi out there that I personally enjoy reading. I mean, I can wade through it, but there's no sci-fi for me, if that makes any sense.
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