Become A Better Writer by Reading

We all like reading great writing. Be it fictitious, some counsel, or even a rant. We all have a familiarity with the sounds or, more accurately, the readings of good writing. Why then is there such a large amount of mediocrity, mediocre writing? There is an easy solution. Most folks don’t read much. Writing directly affects a person’s reading preferences or lack thereof. A writer who reads about uninteresting subjects will inevitably generate comparable work. People can become disinterested in less than 5 seconds by poorly written, unresearched issues. There is no treatment for a writer who reads little to nothing of content, though formatting a story can help.

Clarity, Regularity, Persistence, and Grit are frequently cited as the four primary qualities of a writer. While this is true, the only trait that sets beginning writers apart is a love of reading. You become a strong and focused writer by reading excellent writing. What you write about doesn’t matter. Only if you are well-read will you be a great storyteller. That’s how easy it is! Both Grammarly and ProWritingAid will not make your writing better. Read more if you want to write well. It takes some time to develop a positive reading habit. Starting up could even take six months. Yet as you improve, your writing will become more chiselled and precise, perhaps even appealing.

Will reading more help you write better? Depending on what you read, the answers may change. generally no, though. Here are three solid arguments against this working.

  1. Individuals who write for pay frequently use click-bait titles. Real writers focus on meaning, story, and content when they write. Have you heard the expression “content is king”? Some people do not want to get wealthy; instead, they want to swiftly produce content. They also want your clicks, reads, applause, and remarks. They are uninteresting because the time a different Medium user spent on their piece is worth money. There is a limitation to this, though. Some gifted writers produce excellent content when they write for pay. Yet it’s a small number. After searching through, you could discover a deserving author. Don’t write for money, is my suggestion. Avoid using click-grabbing titles. Listicles are not literary material; they are advice columns. Before you offer advice, consider whether you abide by it yourself. Do you find it effective? How long have you been heeding your recommendations? You need to ask these before you form many ideas on anything.
  2. ChatGPT articles and other types of AI writing are becoming more prevalent. These articles, sadly, lack energy and need more. For other types of corporate writing, they might be suitable, but AI-generated writing is, well, awful. It’s very bad. I don’t have anything against ChatGPT; it can be used to write brief articles, but it can’t produce original content. Neither ought they. It’s about you in your writing. You should be pleased that you did it.
  3. The listicles come next. These how-to articles describe rapid routes from point A to point B. There are a few excellent step-by-step articles, but they are rare. Listicles are not examples of good writing. These are essentially instruction manuals. Both a place and a time exist for it. Writing lists of points is not a story, though. Choose your preferred book. Maybe consider a loved one. Did it have a title in the listicle format? Okay, but the plot has bullet points? If it did, you should read some quality writing. Wonderful tales. stories that leave you craving more information.

However, keep in mind that this piece is not a tale either. This article serves as a guide. I could use this as the title for a listicle, just like many other users on this platform. But I’m not going to participate in that rat race. Important learnings Your writing will fail if Medium is your only reading source. The essay you read will be created in your head. Read books on moral subjects that inspire you to write more effectively. Don’t waste your time with clickbait, listicles, or life advice for 20-year-olds. Nobody is concerned. It is easy. By reading better content, you can write better content.

Hi, I’m Garima and I write about life experiences. I have several books available on Amazon. Check them out today! Any purchases or KDP reads will be greatly appreciated. If you like my books, do leave a review. Here’s my author page on Amazon –


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Soul Doc says:

    You are what you eat and ultimately you are who you pretend to be.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Absolutely 💯

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  2. A Turkish poetrist has waited 11 years to find the right word for his poem. And he read during this time

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    1. GS says:

      Perfect..thank you for sharing

      Liked by 1 person

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