Invent Your Creative Reading

“One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you write a secondary plot for the book you are reading? I often do. I create whole family trees for the characters I like. I give their children names and invent a whole life for them. Then I start on their children’s children. It’s something I get from my Mother I think. She pressed upon us how important it was to continue on the family tree, how that is the real meaning of life as it seems to her. To create, grow and inspire the next generation.

What do you invent for the characters in the book you are reading? Have you ever written fan fiction?

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