Reading every day is one of the best things you can do to yourself, to develop as a writer. Someone said something along the lines of "writing is doing it, reading is learning it." It blows my mind each time I come across something new that I haven't seen before, especially if it's something unexpected. This time it happened while reading Moomin books by Tove Jansson. I grew up on these stories (they were popular in Russia), but have never read them in English. So I picked them up for a nostalgic reason and on the last book got pinned to the ground with an iron rod of an insight. Or something.
I saw all books and all plots in the mathematical pyramid of sorts and fainted.Read More