10-second review: When you read something you like, go back and study how the writer did it.
Quote: Pete Hamill: “When I read a story and it gives me a wallop and I don’t know how the hell the writer did it, I go back and look at it and try to figure out how.”
Quote: “You’re looking both for what the thing is telling you—the content and then how it is being told, which is the style.” Pete Hamill, 1993.
Comment: I guess that is called “reading like a writer.” RayS.
Title: The Writer’s Digest Guide to Good Writing. Thomas Clark, ed., et al. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1994.