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This blog post is serendipitous! After a 2-year hiatus, I recently returned to reading fiction, in part because I had found years ago that it helped me with my nonfiction writing (and vice versa).

Just as writing articles to deadlines and word counts helped me tighten my short stories -- many of which went on to publication -- writing fiction helped me tell stories in my articles, to recognize where there was room for emotion.

Although I miss writing fiction and hope someday soon to get back to it, I am glad at least to be back to reading it, and applying new lessons!

Some of my favourite writing ever is fiction. The imagination that authors and writers put into make-believe worlds can be the height of real creativity.

And once you can take that creativity into the business world...

My favourite work of fiction? The Hobbit - timeless. :)

What a fresh take on things! Interaction online can also lead to discovery of new fiction to read...I'm definitely going to go check out the books you listed. Right now I'm enjoying "Daemon" by Daniel Suarez (several years behind everyone else) because of a random tweet from a customer I was following. It's cool how this world of old and new connections can lead to all sorts of enrichment for your life.

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