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@wordsmith Yes–highly proficient writers certainly still read! But in terms of reading <i>for the purposes of studying the craft</i>, the brand new writer who picks up a novel to read it analytically will obviously grow more as a writer through it than, say, Stephen King does. 😛 So while skilled writers may read less, as you said, their reasons for reading may be slightly different than the amateur writer.
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