Ever wondered why skilled writers are also the ones who read the most? Well, it comes as no surprise that reading and writing are inextricably linked. The more you read, the more you are exposed to sentence structures that may be beyond your writing ability. Thus with time, your familiarity of these structures will eventually lead you to write them on your own whether consciously or unconsciously. This is backed up by research claiming that people who read extensively become better writers.
Apart from this, your vocabulary will also significantly improve. Various studies suggest that people who read a lot tend to acquire a great number of new words than those who don’t. They learn these words from context and apply them both in speaking and writing.
What’s more, reading will provide you with prior knowledge that you can use in your own work. The main reason why we all read is to get information and the more you do this, the more knowledge you will gain which will be very useful in the long run, especially when it’s your turn to pass on this knowledge in written form.
So, what are you waiting for? Read more and try various genres. Not only will you gain new knowledge, but it will also improve your writing skills.