(Sorry for my wobbly French today…)
Bad books (and blogs) can be useful for a writer – but I suppose it’s a low level thing.
- It (possibly) can make your brain move, like this :
- I would have written it better,
- in another way,
- I would have added this and that, etc…
- It makes you angry, and you can try to use this strange gas-oil which is anger.
- You can say that the author is a spirit-enemy (the useful thing of feeling or “inventing an enemy” is an old trick), it triggers your mobilization. Fight him… and write.
- Any negative feeling (next to anger is bitterness, hate, sarcasms, etc) can be used too. Your clockworkbrain is activated. Some guys (in your head) will step into the breach. Geronimo!
- After all, you could maybe find a good idea or a pleasant formulation in a bad book or a bad blog, it’s really the idea of a seed found within dust and rocks. Steal it and make it grow your own way, haha!
I suggest you prepare and foresee an antidote (a good book) – to clean your head, by Jove!
This, of course, is an exercise. You can not separate books and blogs between “good ones and bad ones”. It’s all relative, silly. It depends.
You have to consider that what YOU write can also be considered the same way by another reader. Your wordings as a bad place, as a bad example, inspiring better things? Awwweee! That’s a good (low level) thing, right? 🙂
Thanks for reading!