Davis: English Major, Music Minor
Favorite Quote: “Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” ~William Faulkner
Commentary: When you digest the ideas of writers, you are participating in the great marketplace of human thought. When you write, you take an idea that you have internalized and you make it your own. A mind without great ideas gained from reading will be less equipped for quality writing. If you make a habit of spending time with books, you will be stocked with a bank of top-notch ideas. Then you can use the standards of quality you have gained through reading to assess your own work.