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How can i be a better reader/writer?

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June 16, 2019 / By Codie
Question: I dare call myself a Literate, an aspiring author, and fantasize about being on the same level as say someone like J.K. Rowling... But i want to be realistic and really, really, really be the person who takes the solid steps to this Amazing World... What are the ways to being ACTUALLY there?!
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Bellinda Bellinda | 7 days ago
The first steps are to read many different genres. Decipher the classics. Take classes in writing (essay, technical and creative), take classes in the sciences, polical science, earth science, ethics, music, theatre, languages, western civilization, females in the 20th century, sociology any and all things to broaden your world making it larger than just 'what you know'. At some point you will begin your own journey in writing. Developing your own voice, mimicking your hero's style, writing fan fiction of a sort. Then you will begin to break away from the crutches, having your own ideas, crafting full fledged characters of your own, making colorful backdrops to places you've never been or seen and then creating a beautiful and believable story that others can become lost in.
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Bellinda Originally Answered: Readers or Reader's?
You've had a couple of answers explaining plural vs. possessive. Let me clarify a little more... When you have more than one of something, a letter 's' usually makes it plural. More than one dog - dogs. More than one bee - bees. More than one reader - readers. When something owns (possesses) something, you use the apostrophe and 's' to show that. The dog's bone. The bee's hive. The reader's book. In your sentence, you're talking about more than one reader, so you want to write "readers". Make sense? And good for you for asking - lots of people make mistakes with apostrophes for years without ever bothering to figure it out!

Adriana Adriana
Firstly. Read. Read Read Read. You must read any and all books that are available to you. Look especially at the penguin classics. J K Rowling, in my opinion, is not a great author. What she did is find a topic that is very enjoyable, untapped, and marketed it to the less intelligent readers, yet kept it smart enough for anyone, and as it was so luckily successful, with such likeable characters, that it took off. What I'm saying is, it can no longer have any depth, as it cannot be read into without analysing the audience's addiction. Look at this link about the Ds of Writing : Dedication, Determination, Drive, Desire, and Distractions. These help you keep YOU on track. Get someone dedicated, upload to a public domain, or something like that to act as a quality control. I myself and writing a story myself and editing anothers, but I'm getting more into the writing as they are getting into editing, proof reading etc. I could help you if you want, but I am harsh on my reviewing, msg me at [email protected] if you want me to. It also helps if you upload and have a quality control, with a forum behind you, helping you along. Once you get to publishing, there are a load of helpful things on the internet, or just by asking other amateur authors. Look about, you'll find info. easily. Good luck in getting into the world of writing, it is an imaginative immersion of living your characters, breathing their air, and becomind an effigy of all that you are!
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Terrence Terrence
The creation of an alternate reality is what happened with those stories.... magic created by the pen fueled by the imagination... racing like a steam train too Platform no ? The magic one... Some good characters a good story and marketing of finished story by the publishers... You have to believe in your own magic first in order to see it.... Or it will be lost in the sea of broken dreams.... Good Luck. Best Wishes. Mars Mission. (Earth). 14th Year Psychology Student. 1st Year Naturopathy Student. 4th Year Hypnotism Student. 4th Year Music Composition Student. 32 Years Qualified Automotive Technician.
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Piper Piper
Try reading your favorite books, and get recommendations and read those to find what kind of writing style fits you, yet is still in trend. Then try writing your own short stories, and work your way larger, maybe into a novel.
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Piper Originally Answered: how to be a better sight reader?
I wrote my MM thesis on sightreading - so here goes: Sight-reading is NOT about playing your instrument; it is about your eyes and your brain. Yes, you eventually - and sometimes that is a few seconds later - need to be able to play it - but not at the first moments. Step one - freeze your sight on the first inch. Determine the meter, and look ahead for the subdivisions. Your eyes/brain might be saying "OK - it's in 6/8 meter, and eighth note gets a beat. I see a dotted quarter - that's 3 - and I see sixteenths - two of them go on each beat." Now your foot is tapping- if you were not given a tempo, you establish a reasonable one in your head, and in your FOOT- very crucial to do this physically, becasue now you need your brain for other things. Step two - look back at that First Inch - and find the key signature. Silently (over your instrument if you can) *play* a scale and an arpeggio. Most music is based on these, and you now have your touch memory kicking in to assist your eyes and soon - ears. Step three - look for articulation, phrasing, dynamics - any of the diacriticals and expressive markings, as well as repeats, DS, etc. Step four - you are playing. It has taken you only a few seconds to do each of these four steps, but you have each layer taken care of. What if you mess up? Blow off the artic, dynamics, etc. - chances are you will miss a wrong PITCH - but since your foot is relentlessly moving, you will not miss a beat, so with a fraction of a second - you are back on track. Very few people will notice - they will assume that THEY had a brain fart, not you. There are other instrument-specific techniques that are life-savers, but these first four steps take mere seconds, and will save your bacon. I have taught this to ALL my students - my advanced private flute students, and my beginning voice students who must also sing in solfege - and they all do VERY well in competitions and auditions. I am a NYSSMA judge, and try to *hint* to the kids I am adjudicating (not allowed to actually TELL them) that they are graded on FOUR things in SR - they saw them written right on their sheets - and they should spend a bit of time looking over each one separately, and that will make the whole thing gel. Some listen - or have heard this from their teachers - and some panic, just throw themselves at the whole things, and die in the fiery crash. EVERYTHING in life is a learnable skill - except those contortionists who have to be born that Mongolian valley where everyone is a natural freak of flexibility, before training even begins. We wont count them. Whatever the musical skill is that you seek - a really fine teacher can get you there with skill, style, and far less stress than if you try to beat yourslef up about it. That is why I am SO down on most (not all . . .) self-teaching, and always tell students to get the best teacher they can find - we know stuff. Lots of GOOD stuff. Good luck - and quit saying you suck. I had a huge sign behind my desk in school - all it said was YET. When kids had a hard time, and said "I can't do this!" - they knew they better say YET - because otherwise, I would require them to stay after school for me to help them. YET meant that they were working on it, would ask me if they needed me - and realized they just need teaching, time, and practice. Nobody dropped form Heaven or Outer Space knowing stuff - we all learned it from somebody else, too. It's late - overlook the spelling errors for now, even from a teacher. G'nite.

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