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How Reading Improves your Writing Skills

Updated on December 25, 2013

How Reading Improves your Writing Skills

Reading provides the key to all kinds of knowledge . It's one of t best ways that writers research and gather information on their topics of interest . The truth is , reading not only provides a writer with the ideas he or she will need to support his claims . Reading also helps the writer to improve his writing skills as well . As a professional or aspiring writers, it's necessary to improve your writing skills by reading not only materials related to your topics of interest but broadly.


Increasing your vocabulary .

Reading exposes you to many new words and phrases that you learn to use in writing your own essays . Your vocabulary and background knowledge on the topic increases with each reading experience .


Discovering Ideas - knowing more

Reading about your topic will give you ideas you might not have discovered on your own. . Reading helps to clarify the difficult aspects or areas of your topic of interest . This helps you to understand the topic more . Information in the new materials that you read blends with your past knowledge and experience on the topic which in turn helps to correct misunderstanding , broaden your interests, and improves your problem solving skills . With the knowledge you have gained , you are able to reason better . Analytical skill improves - helping you to put out a very good and convincing article .

Reading also tunes the mind to pick up particular information from the environment thus helping you to even discover ideas on the go . You are able to break through the writer's block because , you never run out of ideas to write about when you make reading your hobby .


Finding about Your Special Interest and that of others .

Through reading , you are able to find out more about your special interests. You get to know yourself better . You will also find out the interests of others. This gives you good taste and helps you to come up with appropriate ideas and examples that is interesting to your reading audience . You get to learn more about your target audience's background knowledge about the particular topic . This to enables you to compose contents that fits the reading levels of your audience . Knowing more about yourself and other people through reading also helps to build your self esteem and reflects a confident voice in your writing .


Learning about New Patterns and Arrangements .

Reading extensively also helps you to discover new patterns of organizing your compositions . You learn these as you read on the works of other professional writers . You are exposed to new methods and patterns of writing which you can use in your own articles . This will make your contents exciting to read .

Try to make reading your habit and improve your writing skills in no time . Your next step is to actually write and put all the ideas you have learned from here into practice . Writing being like swimming or any other physical activity , you can improve well by putting these ideas that you have read into practice .



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    • bluestandish profile imageAUTHOR

      bluestandish 

      14 months ago

      I am happy to know that Sayantika. All writers have to first love to read.

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      sayantika 

      23 months ago

      this really helped me

    • bluestandish profile imageAUTHOR

      bluestandish 

      6 years ago

      thanx mljdgulley

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 

      6 years ago

      I was told when I worked at the newspaper "it was obvious I like to read" my articles I guess proved that. I do like to read but unfortunately I like fiction more than non-fiction and am not too much into How-To. Great hub

    • jessramblings profile image

      jessramblings 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Great! Looking forward to reading them.

    • bluestandish profile imageAUTHOR

      bluestandish 

      6 years ago

      that's really true Jess . And thanks for reading . I will be publishing more related topics .

    • jessramblings profile image

      jessramblings 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      This is all so true! As a writer in the YA genre, I read as much YA literature as I can and it has helped me see what was being overused, which I then tried to stay away from or twist to make it work for me. I've seen plenty of quotes/articles/etc telling writers to read, read, read, and they are all right.

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