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I stumbled across this Reader’s Bill of Rights from French writer, Daniel Pennac, and thought it quite good. Can you think of a few more “rights” which should be added, or has Daniel managed to list the most important rights a reader needs?

“Reader’s Bill of Rights

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”

And writers, by reading the “rights” of readers, you should be able to discover things about your audience.

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