A lot of writers tell you that you need to read every day to become a better writer. And it makes a lot of sense. At least for them.
Because the more you read, the more of their books you'll end up buying.
And the more books you read, the more excuses you'll have to NOT start writing yourself. Excuses to not become a better writer.
„I have to read 100s of books first before I can become a better writer.“ is what many people say.
Or „I have to read this or I have to read that first to become a better writer.“
Believing in the myth that you have to read every day to become a better writer is a win-win for both sides.
It's a win for the writers because they'll end up selling more of their books. And it's a win for us, the aspiring writers because we now have a good excuse for not getting better at writing.
Because we need to read all of those books first.
Sure, reading helps a lot to become a better writer.
But the only thing that will REALLY help you to become a better writer is to write every day.
So get going..