If you want to be a writer I can’t emphasize how important it is to read. Even if you don’t want to be a writer it’s important to read. Reading is so important. Read, read and read some more. This is a pile of books by the side of my bed that I’m either reading or have read. I’m always reading more than one book at a time. And this doesn’t include the other books I’m reading in other parts of the house or on my Kindle.