|"If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time|
—or the tools—to write. Simple as that." –Stephen King
In short, writers don't just write... they read! So important is reading that best-selling author Michael Moorcock lists reading as his top writers tip.
Tip1: "My first rule was given to me by TH White, author of The Sword in the Stone and other Arthurian fantasies and was: Read. Read everything you can lay hands on. I always advise people who want to write a fantasy or science fiction or romance to stop reading everything in those genres and start reading everything else from Bunyan to Byatt."So while you're scrambling to input something magical into your word processing program and (oh yeah) also have a life, don't forget to take five and drink in some fabulous prose. Your own work will thank you for the investment.