...and vice versa. Really its the inverse that really worries me. I wonder if reading poorly written books will negatively impact my writing, like a kind of evil osmosis. I love Stephen King. LOVE. So I've been reading him exclusively for at least the last four months. My writing has been top notch: the best it's ever been. This may be due to my reading or it may just be a product of experience. I know it is important to listen to a variety of authors and genres, but this is where my supersition comes in. I am afraid that reading lesser writers will mess up the good thing I have going. It's sort of like not wanting to wash my lucky jockstrap midway through a winning season. Thoughts?