I do have to agree with the salient point of this piece - YOU NEED TO READ!
I had read Pale Horse Coming last summer, by Stephen Hunter, and my god, the man had crafted a time travel spell within those pages. It was enough to inspire, and keep strong, the work I'm doing right now for private, personal publishing.
His story took place in 51. Mine's going on in 47. There's very little crossover, except for both main heroes being war veterans.
But the cadence, the style, it brought me back to a ifferent era, and it was an era I wanted to play in.
Reading gives you that fire and inspiration.