The number one advice I have for other people interested in become better writers, is to read.
I find it fascinating that whenever I’m going through a dry spell in my writing, I’m going through a drought in my reading.
The opposite is also true. As soon as I begin reading a new book, the creative inspiration and ideas begin to consume me in such a way that I have no other choice but to write.
The two activities are directly and positively correlated.
Reading serves as mental stimulation. It provides us with renewed inspiration.
As a general rule, we are readers first. And writers second.
So if you want to write, read.