Behind every good writer is a great reader. One cannot exist without the other. Books awaken our creative spirit. They spark our inner storyteller to dream up our own cast of characters and spiraling plots. Our favorite authors inspire us to pick up our own pens and spill them out on the blank pages of our battered notebooks. We aspire to be them, for our tales to stand on the shelf next to theirs. Without authors or books, we may have never shared our stories or found our voices.
Because of reading we want to write our own story.