Conventional wisdom tells us that one and the other are related to one another in a very close way, but in a conference on the subject, they said the brain has two distinct areas for each one of these activites. Its funny because I can write for very long periods of time, but I have a harder time keeping my concentration up while reading. Does anyone else has this problem? There are also those who can read hour upon hours but cant write. I'm not discounting the usefulness of reading to built a lingustic base for writing, just wanted to see if others have the same diference im attention span between one activity and the other.