Besides reading. Doesn't have to be on a one-to-one level, as in the amount of time spent (gardening) proportionally improves writing. Your activity could be conversation for example. Or it could be listening to music. I'm interested in hearing what others have to say, since I think people have many outlets which directly or indirectly affect their writing. And I think there is a ton of value in sharing our insights. For me, I've been playing a ton of online poker lately. Random? Yes. But related? I think so. I've made exponentially more money in poker than I have in writing (anything divided by zero is still zero, right?) and I definitely feel the effects on my writing. The game, I find, helps me with my logic. And I've always been interested in poker though I've mostly lost money, but since watching training videos online I feel that I've improved my thought/logic/reasoning, whatever you want to call it. Writing, for me, is simply thought, and poker has improved my thought. So right now it's poker for me. What non-writing activities improve your writing? And how so? Any thoughts are appreciated.