My husband reads to my children each night. We've read the Harry Potter series, Series of Unfortunate Events, The Great Brain series (By far my favorite), the Fablehaven Series (loved it), the Percy Jackson series, The Hobbit, The Narnia series, The Tapestry series... and so many more. I notice my children are all writers. They're well spoken, and we're a pretty tight knit family... Could it be from the sitting together enthralled by the same story night after night? I'm thinking YeS!