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As a kid I was never interest in reading words or writing them. I was blank when asked to make stuff up, then years later it all reversed.
At teacher training while at University, I was exposed to children in the primary school classroom, I saw how they thought and what they created.
Somewhere along the line, I started to read. One of my favourites was Bill Bryson. He was a copy editor for The Times of London, then gave it up to write some books.
If you've never heard of him, then look him up - he has the most incredible and unique ability to take a mundane subject and make it interesting. he tells a true story, overlays some amusing dry wit and makes you smile.