Good books. Great Stories. Fine Purpose.
“Watch with glittering eyes the world around you. Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
Note for writers: Roald Dahl was one of a number of beloved, über-successful writers who developed their chops by telling stories out loud to their kids.
The topflight storytellers included Richard Adams, who wrote Watership Down; J.R.R. Tolkien, who told bedtime stories to his kids before writing his wonderful Father Christmas Letters (before writing The Hobbit); and others.
Reading your writing out loud is one of the most powerful (and perhaps least used) ways to improve your writing!
For more tips to become a better writer:
How To Write Your Best Story
by Philip Martin