Yes! This is exactly how I describe to people how I learned to write — how I failed my way through English in high school and still got a perfect score on the verbal section of the ACT.

I probably got 10,000 hours of reading in before I started high school.

When I flew through that test, I didn’t know why a sentence worked. I had simply absorbed so many of them that I just knew that they did. The correct answer looked right on the paper and “sounded” right in my head.

Want to learn to write? Read. Then read some more.

It’s good for your brain and your soul.

Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small.

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