My answer is yes. They should, they should make an effort to learn about anything that they exhibit an interest in. Mostly because of the fact that if you’re going to just study writing, you’re going to run out of ideas pretty soon.
And the fact that for me, I just have plenty of other interests than just writing. I will make the effort to join some competitions and courses to hone my craft, but fundamentally, I still like a lot of other things, like history, coding and all the other topics which kept my interest throughout the years.
Another reason is that it can help me find a lot of ideas. My ideas have a certain feel that I learned from reading everything and history, although I don’t use a lot of what I learn, but it just doesn’t make me feel like I don’t have anything new to say. Or the fact that I have done it before I put it to paper.
One more reason is also because of the market. It is tough to survive as a writer alone, some feel that it is their only passion and their reason for breathing, but for me, it is just one part of myself. I still enjoy a lot of other things and hope to explore them, I still have a lot of other dreams. A writer is just a part of me, but it isn’t the only thing worth mentioning.