Read! You don’t have to do anything; if you read a lot, the English language gets into your brain by osmosis. I’m living proof. I never learned grammar in school. There are so many bonuses that come from reading more, aside from it making you a better writer. It gives you something interesting to talk about in job interviews; most people don’t read, and when you can mention a book you’ve recently read, it’s impressive. Reading makes your inner life richer and more interesting, and your outer life, too, because you have more interesting things to say in conversation!
Here are some suggestions for books you might like:
- Mark Zuckerburg’s book club list.
- anything by Henry Petroski
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
- Science fiction novels: Kindred, by Octavia Butler, Neuromancer, by William Gibson, I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov, Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson, Nova, by Samuel Delany