Read and write. But reading, we think, is the most important. Caring about books and what other writers have to say is an essential part of the writing process. We have never been able to understand writers who say they don't enjoy reading. We are constantly reading having book discussions. Some of our favorite writers are Nora Roberts/JD Robb, John Sandford, Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Erica Spindler, JA Jance, James Patterson, and Robert B. Parker. We're also discovering new writers almost every week. We're always looking for the next good book and the next great writer.