I'm an aspiring writer but in the past didn't like to read. As a child I'd love to get lost in a book but as I grew older and problems with concentration and focus took hold my love for reading waned. I've notice writing is now hard for me and wonder if it's because I haven't read many books lately. In high school I excelled in English class and writing but as an adult lost that ability. It's painfully hard for me to write, it could also be because I suffer from depression and maybe cannot find enough words. I've also noticed in trying to write children's books I struggle with the plot. Maybe it's because I haven't read and not as familiar with a good story? Nonetheless I just started reading Twilight. It's an easier read and trying to introduce books back into my life. I want to be a writer. So what do you think, should writers be voracious readers and if they're not could it affect their ability to write a good story and express themselves?