Applying the rules of art to writing: read!

“Art is a continuing dialogue that stretches back through thousands of years: What you make is your contribution to that dialogue. Therefore, be conscious of what has come before you and the conversation that surrounds you. Try not to repeat what has already been said. Study art history and stay alert to the dialogue of your moment.”
Excerpt from ‘101 Things to Learn in Art School’ by Kit White

In other words: read, read, read.

Kit White

[photo: Shane Leonard]

To quote Stephen King [above]: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Kit White

‘101 Things to Learn in Art School’ by Kit White [MIT Press] Buy now

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