Why do you ~read~? How does that apply to writing? And if you don't understand why you read, how the hell are you going to understand why you write!
Collectively, writers say they write, "... because I must."
Collectively, readers say they read, "... to escape."
I have no idea what those mean. I've said both, sure, so have you, but I invested some mental capital into the topic and came up with this:
I ~write~ because I want to be heard. I want to connect with and capture an audience.
I ~read~ because I want to be captured. I want to sit with an author and listen to a voice I'll never hear, meet a person I'll never know.
There's no must in wanting to be heard. There's damned sure no escape in wanting to be captured.
It's a speak-listen relationship between the author and reader. I want to speak, they want to listen. I want to listen, they want to speak.
Simple, really, when you think about it.
Why do you read? Does your writing style serve the purpose you, as a reader, would demand of an author?