I just completed reading a book I very much enjoyed. book to myself and others as the book which would make me stop writing. Fortunately it hasn’t made me delete 1000 Days and let my domain name lapse, though, it hasn’t yet roused me to write as well as it was written.
So far, I remain neutral.
I don’t write like other authors. At least I don’t write like other authors on purpose. I don’t have the knack for reading that way. I recognize that one author may relie heavily on dialogue while another finds comfort and success in descriptions. I may notice better characters here or more pleasing plotting over there, but I don’t really have a mind for effectively deciding to write like Bob, Anne, John, or Steve.
130 words on day 720