Reading improves writing

@cudamani (998)
India
June 9, 2009 4:32am CST
Does it not sound interesting that reading improves writing too. Yes. Reading a lot will make us improve our Grammar and other skills that would develop our writing also in a long way. This has been proved earlier by our writers who were earlier very good readers.
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• Malta
9 Jun 09
I totally agree with you. In fact, while reading one develops new vocabulary and grammar.
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@divkris (1163)
• India
11 Jun 09
Reading in early years of your life does make a lot of differnce to your writing skills. It is when you start understanding that there are various way of writing and you choose one style for yourself. Reading at later age can add to your writing skills but it will not alter your language skills or your writing style to a great extend. nice topic to discuss. :)
• China
11 Jun 09
It is definitely right that reading helps writing. Before we want to write we must get enough materials to know how express your idea. I come here everyday just because I can see lots of interesting discussions and comments. Reading these can improve my English skills and feelings. Of course my writing skills get enhanced.
@ionsquare (534)
• Singapore
10 Jun 09
Hi, Reading will definitely improves our writing skills. Through reading, we can expand our vocabulary and improves our grammar skills. Reading provides us with more ideas for writing and I am not saying that we should copy other people's idea but we can improve on it and develop something new.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 09
I think that this is very true. I read a lot of books and I find that my writing skills have improve. I know how to write better and reduce grammar mistakes. Sometimes, I also think that writing more can help to improve writing skills too.
@dodo19 (28125)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Jun 09
I do think that reading improves someone's writing. I think that the amount of reading that I've done since I was a kid has certainly helped my writing. And I'm sure that this is true for a lot of people, not just me.
@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
9 Jun 09
I’m a language teacher by profession (I teach English and German freelance), and I always tell my students to start reading books as soon as they can. This was one of the ways I learned English and Spanish (and educated myself in the process), by reading lots of books. As you mentioned, it improves your grammar, but most importantly, it increases your vocabulary. You’d be surprised how few words people use in their day-to-day dealings, even in their mother language. So it enables you to express yourself better (which you want to do as a writer), while at the same time making you aware of the different nuances in words that on the surface mean the same.
• United States
9 Jun 09
I totally agree with you. I am constantly reading, and because of this, my vocabulay is always growing. When I run out of books, I actually feel that I lose brain cells. LOL. I guess you could say that I am addicted to reading.
• China
9 Jun 09
Yes ,i agree with you.Reading is good for writting .When i was a child ,my father bought a lot of books for me ,i like reading very much ,so my compositions are often praised by my teacher.But now i read less,and i find that sometimes i can't express me very well,a bad thing.
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
9 Jun 09
Yes it is true. Reading gives you ideas of how and where to use what kind and style of language. It also helps strengthen ones grammar. Another thing is different people adopt different styles of writing. Only through reading,can one get exposure of these various styles and from that you can create your own unique style of writing. Reading good articles, books etc. also makes one more creative. In general,good writers are always interested in reading. Nice topic. Happy myLotting and God bless!