Great article, Wil!
Being a writer myself, I totally agree that writing feels good. I believe that reading is the best part of writing, because not only do you learn a lot of new things, but you stimulate your brain more and suddenly get inspired to tell your own stories.
Now, I’m not sure about watching movies, because I don’t understand them as “homework”, as you said, because in the last couple of months I’ve been so loaded with work that I didn’t watch them at all, but promised to myself that I’m going to have to watch something soon, just not to stay away from current quality movies.. But all in vain. I’m going to have to think more about that.
Watching TV series works, though. :)