Before a barrage of operational definitions hit me, poor reader = infrequent reader; good writer = well, you know, good enough to get published. Now, to expand on my query: do you think a poor reader can be a good writer? Like, can you train yourself to be a good writer solely through practice and critiques, or is reading essential in becoming a good writer? I ask because I'm not very well-read; I have read more than my fair share as a tween, but as I grew older, most of my reading was focused on academia and well, forums/RPing. I guess that's no excuse, but hey, I'd like to know--is there any hope for the likes of me?