January 11th, 2013

A Birthday

reasons for primary source reading

Having told you how you should do it, I will now tell you why I recommend that all aspiring writers read a lot of primary sources, from as many eras and places as they can pull off.  0:)

It's not for research purposes.  It may prove useful for that in the long run, but the recommendation includes eras and places that you have no interest in writing in.  Indeed there's enough primary source floating about that it would be a trick and half to sample a lot of it and manage to use it all as research.  That's not its primary benefit.
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