As that title says really... I very much enjoy writing, in preparation for my own (series) of books that I one day dream of publishing I have written much, pages and pages on Word spanning many thousands of words. Most of this being character profiles and a timeline of my own world I created for my books from the "birth" of this world to its death. I often spend a lot of the day dreaming about my own world, how I can write about, thinking up new plots, new characters etc. However there is a problem. Most authors say reading is essential to be a good writer and reading is simply not something I love. I mean I have read books and enjoyed them. But Harry Potter seems to have been the only thing I have ever truly loved and aside from that, other books I have read I find the ok or good, but I have never loved them. I have real little motivation to read. I am trying "A Game of Thrones" currently as I love the TV series so much. But I am finding it a struggle to get into. I find some chapters are really good but others seem slow and dull. And seeing as others have all said how brilliant A Song of Fire and Ice is, I am thinking the problem is me, not the book. Yet despite all this, I love to create my own world. I am starting to think however that what I truly love is creating my own stuff, rather than enjoying the content of others. That being said, I love TV shows and films, and will pour of the various wiki's about them. There just seems to be a barrier for books. That aside, going back to the original question, is it possible to write good content without reading constantly? One final note, I know this is not some mental health forum but I do have some severe anxiety/depression issues which do seem to seriously reduce my enjoyment of some activities, activities I often once used to love. I can't help but think this may be the case with reading. My mind is so distracted when reading fiction at the moment (a problem I don't really have with TV and films) and I cannot seem to become absorbed in a book like I used to. Again, I cannot help but think this may be the true cause of why I cannot get into A Game of Thrones and other material (like when I tried to read The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings).