I read. I read what others write, and they inspire me to respond to them and to tell my own story. It’s a very reciprocal relationship between readers and writers, and readers who write and writers who read.
also, there is this:
I feel sometimes like I have the quietest voice in every room I am ever in. People never hear me. Except when I write. My writing volume goes to eleven. If I want it to. But, there’s no need to raise my voice. I can say a small thing, and it still means what it says, no matter how small I made it. And you may not hear it if I said it out loud, but once you read it, its always there.
In writing, everyone can hear you whisper.