17 hours ago
Friday, January 14, 2011
When I'm reading a book I really enjoy or admire, I find that my writing reflects the style of the author I just read.
Could this be related to this other factoid? When I hang out with someone with a southern accent, my very even-sounding, mid-Atlantic accent goes southward too. Who knows. Well.
After I read Suzanne Collins, my writing grew more spare and less fluffy.
After reading Wintergirls recently, I added more poetic bits and pieces to my emotional descriptions.
Does this happen to you guys too? What influences your style of writing?