And by that, I don’t mean just reading as much fiction as is possible, but being curious of the world. Go to exhibitions, concerts, events, festivals, search the Internet for new bands, new blogs, new artists. Watch documentaries, series, movies, roundtables, etc. Explore your interests whether it is cooking, architecture or 35mm photography. Your writer’s brain needs the constant stimulation. What you feed it will somehow filter through your writing, though not always in obvious ways. Don’t wait for knowledge to come to you, seek it!