“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King
There’s this well-exercised piece of writing mythology that the best writers are the best readers – that without a love (or at least an appreciation) of other people’s writing, you’ll never be good at your own.
There has to be some validity to that, right? Because how else would you learn to write other than by studying writers who already do?