Do you read as well as write?

October 2, 2015 |  by  |  Reading, Writing  |  Share

It's a simple question: do you read as well as write? I only ask because it is easy to forget to read when you are focused on becoming an author. In fact, you may have actively decided not to read while you write in order not to muddle your mind - and book - with the opinions of others.

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How to improve your writing

(function() { var pa = document.createElement('script'), ae = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0] , protocol = (('https:' == document.location.protocol) ? 'https://' : 'http://');pa.async = true; pa.src = protocol + ''; pa.type = 'text/javascript'; ae.parentNode.insertBefore(pa, ae); })(); Today, I have spent a great deal of time reading. As a writer, I value reading enormously. Not only do I gain the benefit of having some 'input' but I also have the chance to develop my own ideas and learn new information. Reading is a very important activity for us as writers because it allows us to be mentally stretched. It also give us 'input' - fresh ideas, perspectives and approaches that can enhance our writing and our thinking. If you write a lot, you will begin to crave that kind of input as it is easy to feel your own tanks of knowledge draining when you give out so much information. We never stop learning how to write - the more we do it, the better we get at it. But sometimes we need to be less passive and actively work on improving our writing. If we don't, we will only develop slowly. Making a conscious effort to learn how other writers communicate effectively will make our reading a more rounded learning experience. There are two main ways we can improve our writing. The first is to read what others have written and to notice what they do well so we can build it into our own writing. The second is to read what we have written with a critical eye. If we do this, we will be able to identify areas where we can improve, as well as learn to eliminate minor errors. Reading what other authors have written Taking the time to read what others have written is important for three main reasons: You expand your knowledge of...

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