Reading books is very important because it broadens your horizon and shapes your writing and thinking skills.
It is said that “a writer lives a thousand lives before he dies” this means that when you read books, you gain different experiences and ideals. You learn new things you didn’t know about and become better at several things.
As a writer, i love reading. It has become a second nature and i have found that it holds benefits that help in my field. So i have carefully outlined 5 importance of books for a content creator.
1. Improves vocabulary.
Constantly reading books exposes you to new words. As a writer when you come across these new words don’t just assume you know them but look them up and review the context in which they are used to improve your word bank. It is easier to have a book where you write down new words and their meanings this will help you with your communication and writing skills.
2. Motivates the reader
Books give you insights on different sphere’s of life, feelings, how to deal with people and how to effectively associate better with people and care for relationships.
When you read more you get inspirations. As a writer, this can be a way to find your muse. For instance, when i wrote fictitious novels i would read a lot on different genres and i would get different inspirations on what to write and how to go about it. So anytime i needed to write, i pick up a book and start reading. Writers don’t need to limit themselves but broaden their insights and books provide these new outlook.
3. Enhances writing skills
Reading books exposes you to different writing styles of various author’s. Every author has his/her unique style of writing that makes them stand out. As a writer, or if you are aspiring to be one, you should note the styles of writing that makes them stand out. As a writer, or if you should note the styles of different writers and you could even combine them. reading different books and works will help you find your own style of writing or improve your writing skill.
4. Creative and better thinking.
Reading helps you develop better and critically in your thinking. Decide what books are good for you and improve you as a person and stick to that. If you are able to know what makes a book good or endearing then you will be able to apply that to your writing. Books help you think smarter and more maturely. A child that reads more will always be better than his/her peers in most aspects especially thinking.
5. Boosts ability in creating contents.
Like i mentioned earlier, reading helps to motivate you. It provides inspiration for a writer and broadens your scope. Now in the aspect of creating better contents, reading books enhances this because reading on this subject matter will show you different ways of building contents. We grow everyday and the level of our growth depends on how much you put into developing yourself. Creating contents can be a tasking job and that is why you need to review different styles of doing it. When you read more you enhance your ability and develop on yourself.
Writers are expected to know how to mix and play with words effectively. The art of writing does not come in an instant. It is worked at. If you read the above paragraphs, you will understand why reading should be part of a writers hobby. When i talk about reading books i don’t mean just novels but motivational, inspirational and other book on improving your skills as a writer.
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