Part 2: Creative Reading

So, we're on to Part 2 of Creative Arts Today, a little wiser about how the process works and ready to make progress a bit faster.

Some reasons people read

  • to learn
  • to be entertained
  • to understand
  • to pass time
  • to escape
  • to be informed
  • for work
  • for instruction
  • for worship or devotion
  • for pleasure
  • for community or shared experience

Some reasons people write

  • for self-expression
  • to remember
  • to bear witness
  • to guide
  • to instruct
  • for work
  • to teach
  • to entertain
  • to inform
  • to convince or form opinion
  • to help others
  • to find like-minded people or form community
  • for enjoyment
  • for the pleasure of words
  • to explain or justify
  • to leave a record
  • for worship or devotion

It's quite clear that the two lists are very complementary. It suggests to me that the two groups need or seek each other and likely overlap: some readers are writers; and it's safe to say that probably all writers are readers.