I have found that Dean Koontz and Terry Brooks have been very influential in both my writing style and my love of writing. After I read one of their books, I find myself more energized to get back to writing. What authors recharge and influence your writing?
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Chef, that is a heck of a variety of authors. I tend to read whomever strikes my fancy and not really devoted to a particular author. Although, I did read Hemingway a lot when I was in high school.
Effer, my mom had all of Bombeck's books, and I do remember stealing them and reading them. She was a great author and I loved her humor and style. Good answer...and I can see her humor in some of your writing! :)
RC, Vonnegut sounds like a fascinating and very talented author. I may have to check him out. Thank you so much for your answer. :)
Doc, you are so right about Stephen King. I have yet to read one of his books that wasn't good; way better than the movies. You have an excellent choice and variety of authors. Too hard to nail down just one. :) But, who is this Terrye Toombs? :)
Wow, Carter! That is freakin' awesome! To meet your idol is one thing, but to actually have them give you instructions and feedback is outta this world. I am so jealous! Congrats on your experience and I can't wait to see the outcome of her tutoring
Sure was freakin' awesome TT...I still have to pinch myself when i think about it...but sorry to make you green my friend:)
My hope would be to write in a similar way as she does ( not that I will ever be as good a writer)... cheers
I agree, pagesvoice, nothing more annoying that having to stop in the middle of a good read and having to look up some obscure word to figure out what the heck the author is saying.
Get a Kindle. If the writer is on Kindle and his/her words are unknown to you, you just press the word and the definition is there before you. I used to rely on contextual clues, but I was amazed at how often I use this Kindle facility now.
Will, my dad adored Louis L'Amour. I think he read every one of them twice. I would, on occasion, pick one up, but boy, don't let dad catch me reading his book! He taught me not to share. :) Great memories. :)
I agree, Rebecca. The authors that so move us that we find ourselves filled with the desire and drive to create our own works are truly the best. So many write, not so many inspire. :)
perspective..of the world in which we live...corrected thespelling/ sentence..sorry fellow hubbers..I hit the ole button to quick....