“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: Read a lot and write a lot.”
~ Stephen King
Reading is one of the very best things you can do for yourself. Not only will it improve your cognitive processing skills, analytical thinking, memory, recall, vocabulary and imagination, but it will also broaden your mind, and make you an all-around better, sexier person.
So, let’s flex those beautiful brain muscles and read on for a comprehensive list of the benefits of reading…
- Strengthens your vocabulary
Using the same words, again and again, is rather dull if you ask us. One of the easiest ways to improve your writing is to add new words to your written vocabulary. It’s far easier to learn new words by reading them in a book than by looking them up in a dictionary. This is because you’re reading words in their indented context, grasping their meanings with ease and remembering them for use in your writing.
We recommend reading across a wide range of genres to introduce you to new and exciting words. Whether you’re reading about cryogenic technology in a gripping Sci-Fi or second-guessing whodunit in a puzzling sleuth – just open up a book and start reading!
- Flourishes your imagination
As a content writer, your imagination is the backbone of your creative pursuit. Having a vivid imagination influenced by an eclectic mix of cultures, experiences and knowledge will shine through in your writing.
Writing in a creative, original style will captivate your audience, entertaining them through your colourful prose! While some people *cough* are naturally endowed with a flourishing imagination and literary flair, these skills can be also learned by, you guessed it, picking up a good book.
- Knowledge-building nutritious goodness
One of the greatest benefits of reading is absorbing those golden nuggets of priceless knowledge imbued on each page. Learn everything from the brutal nature of the whaling trade in Moby Dick, to Edwardian society in Pride and Prejudice, or even Italian fascism in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
All this fascinating knowledge will not only give you some great conversation starters and make you an all-around fabulous clever human, but it will also inform some excellent content writing!
With any luck, we’ve persuaded you to pick up the latest great fiction or a copy of classic literature that you’ve always wanted to read. As always, if you need any piece of fabulous content created for your website, get in touch with our accomplished professionals today.