Maybe that's why the first time I read On Writing by Stephen King, I laughed out loud at his words:
"I'll be as brief as possible, because your time is valuable and so is mine, and we both understand that the hours we spend talking about writing is time we don't spend actually doing it."There's of course a lot of value in reading craft books, brainstorming with writer friends, absorbing articles or podcasts on the craft, and deconstructing stories.
That is, there's a lot of value in it if you put it to use by sitting down and writing using what you've learned.
Your time is valuable! Today, I challenge you (and me!) to write more than you talk about writing.