Friday Fun – What do you read to challenge yourself?

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Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: What do you read when you want to challenge your intellect, expand your horizons, broaden your horizons? What do you pick up when you feel ready to learn something new?

headshot_jw_thumbnailJamie Wallace: The classics, literary fiction, the in-depth articles in Poets and Writers magazine, non-fiction books on the art and science of good writing. I also like to read things outside the topics of literature and writing – articles on space travel, for instance, or archaeology or psychology. I love exploring new places by reading travel articles and other peoples’ ideas by reading essays. As writers, pieces about our craft are almost irresistible, but it’s a good idea to supplement our reading diet with…

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