The Marriage Between Reading and Writing

Reading and writing go hand in hand; you can’t have one without the other. But the question is can reading more benefit your writing? Absolutely. Some of the two best ways to become a better writer are to read a lot and write a lot.

Creating a reading habit can be extremely helpful and do nothing but improve your writing. It is easy for some people to slip out of their reading habits but making a goal can help fix this mistake. Something as simple as telling yourself to read 30 minutes to an hour a day can get you in the habit of reading.

For most writers, when they read they become inspired to write. Reading can help evolve and expand a writers vocabulary and help them improve their writing habits. When you are reading a book, make sure you pay attention to the way the use their words and how they form their characters. It is a powerful tool to be able to tell a story and paint a vivid picture in your audience’s head.

The biggest piece of advice I can give to other writers about reading books is to go outside their norm and try to read a book they normally wouldn’t read. Go to a genre that you don’t think you would like. What is the worst that could happen? You don’t like a book and you can put it down. What’s the best thing that can happen? You’ll love the new genre and it will open up a whole new creative world for you, which will open up your writing process.

Reading and writing- I now pronounce you husband and wife.

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