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Old 08-06-2016, 01:15 PM View Post #1 (Link) Your opinion on?
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Reading and writing. If suppose you are asked to choose one from either reading or writing what would you prefer?
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:27 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Reading, hands down. As much as I love writing, it's very easy to spot writers who don't read much, and I'm pretty sure my writing would get suckier and suckier and less interesting to me if I couldn't take time out in someone else's world or be reminded what good writing is (or terrible writing). Also, I do most of my research through books. I'm inspired by books. And I go nowhere without a book. I could compensate and draw stories or have them live in my head (which a couple do anyway) instead.
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Writing, always.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:10 AM View Post #4 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Marissap View Post
Reading and writing. If suppose you are asked to choose one from either reading or writing what would you prefer?


My dearest Marissap, let me ask you in my turn: If suppose you are asked to choose one from either eating or breathing what would you prefer?
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Originally Posted by Marissap View Post
Reading and writing. If suppose you are asked to choose one from either reading or writing what would you prefer?
Reading of course. Writing has its fun, but it can be stressful at times. With reading, I can simply abandon whatever I don't like to move on to something else that I'd like to read. Writing... doesn't flow like that if you want to get something done relatively soon unless you're planning on getting all the different writings that you've worked on done eventually.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:45 AM View Post #6 (Link)
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At the elementary level, reading is often emphasized over writing (at least in Florida curriculum-- British curriculum seems to do a better job of the writing bit), and I think part of that is it's easier to test and track progress. Personally, I believe that not only do you have to have both, but you can't have one without the other. Writing is important to comprehending what you read, and more obviously reading helps writing. I would also add speaking into that-- not necessarily verbal (ex. sign language) -- but certainly at early levels of literacy, speaking is hugely useful for both.

But if somehow they could exist one without the other... I think I'd choose reading. I would yearn for writing, but as Lykaios said, I would still be able to create my stories in my head. And there's a lot of variety and understanding of the world that comes from reading.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:44 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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Reading and writing often if not most times go hand in hand but definitely, reading takes the front line for me..however,both are matters of the mind.
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After being forced to read mounds of textbooks in college, I am still slow on building up my reading time again. However, I am continuously shown the benefit of reading. Everything. Everything. People who read everything they can get their hands on know and understand the world so much better. This leads to finding things you are interested in so you can learn more. That leads to having things to write about.

These days I do more writing than reading, but I definitely think reading is an essential skill for even being able to write.
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I would love to write but I don't have skills on that.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:34 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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Writing cannot exist without reading. Reading can exist without writing. Therefore, I pick reading.
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