What does a good Writer doHow does a good writer do?
Reader - Can I be a good author without having to read much?
It is a legend, I think, that you have to be a good author to be able to read well. To be a good athlete, do you have to look at many different kinds of sport? You have to hear a great deal of soundtrack to be a good vocalist? One must certainly be or become a linguistic masters, but speech is not only found in the world of writing, and much of modern literacy is not even "literary", but rather an emulation of verbal and audio-visual histories.
Anyone who reads a great deal usually doesn't even try to create a masterwork the first time. They too must be taught to apply in an active way the languages that they had previously only used on a passive basis. It does not say that authors just have to do much reading, but that they have to do it.
Anyone who can literate has been reading. Someone is unlikely to be able to type without being able to actually literate, so you have been reading and reading text (in the broadest meaning of the word) and most likely still do so.
It is often said, for example, that a girl reads more than a boy. They found out in a survey (which I am too idle to find now) that guys actually do as much reading as a girl, only they don't do it! They are reading: journals, muesli cartons (sic) and non-fiction.
However, because "reading" in the heads of most of our students, educators and scientists means "reading novels", it seems that young people have not actually studied as much as they have. As I have said, too, language is not just literalism. There' s also oral speech. Several of the "literary" masterworks were composers without script, pure in the heads of their writers, and "published" by telling the publically.
So even if you believe that the compositional skills require acquaintance with other stories, you can familiarize yourself with narration tradition and standard by reading audiobooks, viewing films and performing computer-gaming. Finally, authors use textbooks to help them write a novel! A large part of the fictional nature of the universe is only a plagiarism: to have the "idea" of creating a history as one has known it.
Tookies didn't use Fantasy to compose Fantasy. But Wells didn't use science literature to do science literature. Some of the greatest works are establishing new styles, and their creators have never seen anything like what they have themselvesritten. After all, if one assumes that you can learn your own languages and styles other than by studying literature, there are many novelists whose first few novels were not published because they liked to study, but because they had experience or acquired the kind of learning they wanted to teach.
Some autobiographers, of course, enjoyed reading and reading many novels before they began to write about their life. Some of them didn't, and the first volume they were reading was their own. And, since it' s not just about literacy, but also about doing something that interests your reader, the assertion that less classy and less evocative novels by less reading authors is not really important either.