Why you should be a good reader to write well?
- Develop content from a READER’s point of view:
Understandably, one’s writing skills are as unique as their fingerprints. The average writer will embrace a plethora of writing styles that best adapts to their imagination and the topic at hand. However, it is vital to note that the developed content needs to adhere to a visual yet conversational tone. This allows the person reading the said piece of writing, to relate to it, or understand it explicitly. In addition to this, if a person needs to write an educative thought on a blog, he/she/they can easily do so by researching and reading the trends in the literacy world. For instance, gender pronouns have become a debatable topic in recent years, and several books/newspapers/blogs have published articles concerning the variety of gender pronouns to be used today at one’s disposal. Thus, if an individual is engaged in gender studies and needs to write his/her/their thought on this topic, he/she can easily do so by browsing through a library’s worth of reading material in both the fiction, as well as non-fiction world.
- It helps improve writing skills
Although academic writing, blog writing, or even article/listicle writing are quite different from each other, the author writing the same would require a voluminous amount of imagination to innovate sentences and paragraphs using a wide array of grammatical structures and vocabulary. Thus, securing such inventive capabilities in writing can only be possible, if the author has a moderate-to-avid habit of reading. Apart from blogs, budding authors, citizens of the professional world, or even academic students need to read more books, as it enables them to develop a comprehensive knowledge on how to cultivate their respective books, CV/resumes, blogs, and dissertation.
- An Extension to knowledge
Reading is an extension of the knowledge of an average person. It not only enables them to become a well-versed person in the aspect of life, but it also supports their ventures to write blogs on topics that sell in the pop culture universe or the corporate hemisphere. Moreover, readers develop a sense of empathy towards the public voice and public thoughts, this accelerates inspiration amongst them, to become adventurous, step out of the metaphorical bubble, and explore the society and its culture from an idealistic point of view. For instance, in 2009, Kathryn Socket published a book called “The help” which is a beautiful yet worldly amalgamation of both: the fictitious as well as the non-fictitious cosmos. By reading and researching through historical pieces of evidence that represent the sufferings of the black community in 1950s America, the author was able to relate to the 20th-century readers from a pragmatic mindset.
Do you think reading and writing are closely associated with each other? Does fiction, or non-fiction reading stimulate the same number of creative juices in your mind as a writer?