Corey collected most of his literary knowledge as well as his ability to read, from his older brother reading to him. At this point Corey was not interested in many other things besides his Gameboy system and reading. So most of his time, especially evenings and nights were spent reading. Corey believes that there are two things that can inspire and individual to read, the need to posses the knowledge obtained from a literary piece, or simply just the pleasure one gets from being able to fall into a good story. Corey believes that the ability to read can only increase when a person is willing to invest the time and effort to become better, and the number one way he believes you can achieve becoming a better reader is simple, just read more. Corey finds that reading is easiest when a white noise is present in the background, whether it be music or television. This helps Corey to force himself to zero his focus on the content he is reading. Corey finds that the Most difficult part of reading can be getting through the slow parts, or at least the decline in action or valuable content. Corey prefers to avoid things that hold little meaning and the sort of pandering that can sometime occur in literature. Corey really doesn't particularly care for one genre over another, he prefers something with a greater meaning, or a sort of "hidden" meaning, something you have to dig deeper to understand within the plot. But again he doesn't have many preferences over books/genres. Corey tends to do a different kind of reading at home, he enjoys computers so he reads a lot of online articles and clips of writing, but tends to not read novels at home unless required of him. While Corey most certainly understands the necessity of reading as well as the logical values that it holds. He just can't get into novels.
Corey is most definitely not a writer, while in one aspect he is not very skilled at it, and in another he does not enjoy it either. While he does really enjoy thinking about stories, and can imagine vividly, he simply does not formulate his ideas on to paper. Corey can only imagine that one would improve through repetition, as far as what to write, Corey believes that the best writing to practice is creative. With creative writing you can practice almost all elements of writing, while with other styles of writing these same elements are barely evident, if at all. People write for any number of reasons, Corey would assume that the number one reason would be pleasure, among that it he would assume that people would write for educational purposes, or even to challenge themselves. Corey understands that most people can enjoy pushing themselves mentally with these types of things. Again Corey tends to not write a lot, but if he does he tends to enjoy creative writing, as it frees his mind to write as he pleases, and as it comes to him. Corey's ideas flow to him from all of his outside influences, Corey is heavily influenced by games, movies and music, as he thinks of these things he tends to spin them in his head. Corey can't really explain where his writing ideas come from, they just tend to pop up in his always wandering ill-mind. The responses Corey prefers are those of fundamentals, he does not really care for creative opinions as he feels it cheapens the little writing he can do. But it is important to him that he gets feed back on his writing fundamentals in order to improve his skills. Corey doesn't really write at home, as its not something he prefers to do in his leisure, mostly due to the fact that Corey enjoys spending his time doing other things, music, games, etc. Leaving very little time for writing for pleasure. Corey wouldn't say he is shy about his writing he just does not feel the need to share his writing, or at least he does not care to. While he values the opinions of his peers, he doesn't need that kind of representation to get satisfaction out of his pieces of writing.