Talk to any experienced writer and he or she will tell you, reading helps.
Reading and writing are friends, good friends.
In order to write, one must read and often.
One must unlock the creative door by looking at words strung together by someone worthy enough of being published, or not.
50 Shades of Grey may debunk that myth.
The popular chick-lit/soft porn self- published bestseller is all the rage.
I even spotted a gray haired woman in the doctor's office with one tucked under her arm.
In fact, it's so hip it's un-hip, I believe.
Having teenagers taught me that.
Something can only be cool for so long, then it becomes completely uncool, almost as fast.
It's hard to stay on top of these things, but I try.
Also, I'm glad I did not waste a moment of my life on 'Gray' and all of it's new un-cool-ness.