There are 10 very good reasons why it is vital for writers to also be readers. Let’s start with this: Successful people read. They read to gain knowledge, to learn about the world, its people, different cultures, and they read, as Oprah Winfrey says, because it is a “path to freedom”. For many people, reading is a hobby. Maybe that hobby is what influenced your decision to write. For writers, however, reading is far more than a hobby. It should be something you do…and do a lot. It should be a priority in your daily life. So, writers, read…and reap the benefits.