Reading has definitively made my writing skills MUCH better. After seeing the writing done professionally I was just like "O: wow my writing sucks." READING IS HEAVEN. Everyone... if you don't read I just want to say... go pick up a book this very second. Just do it, you will not regret it. In fact, I will be posting a list of some books I have read this year and loved. Just close your eyes, use your pointer finger and pick one! Actually it doesn't matter what finger you use. Just pick one :'D
The reason you very much dislike reading (I don't use the word hate) is probably because you aren't choosing the right kind of books to read! I feel like a book preacher c': Just call me Reverend Jessalyn (If that is all the same religion) Who knows!? o:
So, um, yeah, for your New Years resolution promise me you will pick up a book and read it. Just one. And make sure it is from the genre you like or you may never pick up a book again. Just do it!