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    Best writing

    Is it true, I wonder when some say "the best writing comes from the best reading" ? Any idea, please.
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    Re: Best writing

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Is it true, I wonder when some say "the best writing comes from the best reading" ? Any idea, please.
    It sounds like an essay title! What's your opinion?

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    Re: Best writing

    I'm more inclined to think that "The best writing comes from clear thinking."

    (And a knowledge of fundamentals, and for that matter, being well read doesn't hurt either!)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Best writing

    I think it was Browning who wrote that to write good poetry, you have to read everything from Homer to now, but to write good novels, you need only read one or two books.

    I don't know if I agree.

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    Re: Best writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It sounds like an essay title! What's your opinion?
    In learning English language I believe in practicing & gathering/harvesting kind of everything teachers have advised me first, after considering which fitted me then I continue to remember them and jot them down in my special books esp various kind of Vocab & expression used in a real English. It isn't any kind of essay title but my teacher's advice in a book of writing which I'll try to do it accordingly, Raymott.
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    Re: Best writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm more inclined to think that "The best writing comes from clear thinking."

    (And a knowledge of fundamentals, and for that matter, being well read doesn't hurt either!)
    Yes, that's right I think, Barb-D. Maybe having both good fundamental of English together with rational analysis decision would conceptualize our own thoughts before being our resources appearing in our writing esp in Academic one.
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    Re: Best writing

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    In learning English language I believe in practicing & gathering/harvesting kind of everything teachers have advised me first, after considering which fitted me then I continue to remember them and jot them down in my special books esp various kind of Vocab & expression used in a real English. It isn't any kind of essay title but my teacher's advice in a book of writing which I'll try to do it accordingly, teacher Raymott.
    Well, the aphorism doesn't mention English. No doubt good writing in Thai is also influenced by reading a lot in Thai, especially in works of imaginative literature. I think most of the popular novelists (in English) have been avid readers.

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    Re: Best writing

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I think it was Browning who wrote that to write good poetry, you have to read everything from Homer to now, but to write good novels, you need only read one or two books.

    I don't know if I agree.
    I don't know much about famous poems or any of our contemporary poets. Just heard about their names when I was in college major English many years ago. At the moment I'm trying to concentrate on my reading of every good books that I've bought long time ago but neglected them through an excuse of merely not having enough time which it comes the time now when it should be developed much more than ever in my life, cos' my loving of English apparently obvious to people arround me for ages, that's why.
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    Re: Best writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Well, the aphorism doesn't mention English. No doubt good writing in Thai is also influenced by reading a lot in Thai, especially in works of imaginative literature. I think most of the popular novelists (in English) have been avid readers.
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