How Reading Can Help Your Writing

read“How Reading Can Help Your Writing” by CS Rajan | 26th February, 2014 | E-books India.

“Developing a good reading habit is essential for a writer. Reading a lot can benefit writers in various ways. It is a sure fact that extensive reading can make better and more successful writers. Some of the best-selling authors claim that when they are not writing, they are reading.

If you are not already a regular reader of books, it might be time to start now. With such an amazing selection of books of every possible genre, type and style available at your fingertips these days, you are sure to find something that you will enjoy reading on a regular basis.

The following looks at how reading can help your writing:

  1. Build your Vocabulary
  2. Make your Writing Flow Better
  3. Help Develop your Own Writing Style
  4. Expand your Knowledge
  5. Get Inspired.”

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The Importance of Proofreading

proofreadingWhen advertising submissions markets, writing a blog, sending manuscripts to beta readers and/ or an edit, zipping off a tweet, updating Facebook, writing reviews or spruiking yourself and/ or a book it is crucial to use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

What you write, and how you write it, is your branding.

Today, while researching submission markets and writerly articles, I came across several simple errors that could have been picked up by proofreading. It seems, to me, it is becoming common practice to tap something out, publish it and promptly forget it.
Readers want to read an article, book, etc. without tutting over silly mistakes, putting the book down, or leaving the website.

The aim is to entice readers to read your work and encourage writers to submit to your market.

Mistakes in writing discourages writers  from submitting to markets in case the errors, found in the advertisement, are a foreshadowing of inept editors and/ or publishers.

Nothing turns writers and readers away quicker than editing mistakes.

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