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Every good writer is a reader, usually a prolific reader. It’s not a mere coincidence. Every word we absorb works into our subconscious; it helps us develop our own style. But you don’t have to rely on your subconscious to benefit from being a good reader.
If you don’t believe me, believe one of the most successful modern writers:
If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
– Stephen King