A belated, Happy Easter to all…
Getting back into full writing mode after the holidays and way too much chocolate…!
(That isn’t my official stance, by the way – chocolate is one of the joys of my life)
Okay, back to the point of the post (I got distracted), I’m not alone is crediting other authors with my love of writing and in a way have influenced my writing as a whole.
As most of my followers know already, I’ve read quite a few different genres over the years, but my favourite has to be the world of Fantasy. I’ve enjoyed reading David Gemmel’s straight to the point style and Chris Bunch’s unique take on dragons. At first, I mostly read male writers as this offered a wider choice at the time. Recently, I’ve discovered some great female authors, such as, Kameron Hurley and one of my favourites has to be Jacqueline Carey, with her in-depth writing style and that women don’t need to be damsel’s in distress. Over time, other authors have come to the fore, and I’ve enjoyed reading some of Joe Abercrombie’s work and Mark Lawrence, who have served up worlds in the newly described ‘grim-dark’ category. I have to confess though, I prefer many of the older Fanatasy books, ones I can re-read over and over, with memorable characters and a decent plot. These are the types of authors I sort of idolize.
I’m sure readers will notice the above authors are Traditionally Published, BUT, as I’ve said before, there are many emerging Indie Authors, who I admire and I await with great anticipation for the next book in their series. I enjoy reading Kara Jorgenson’s, https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Earl-Brass-Ingenious-Mechanical-Devices/
Kara Jorgenson’s style of writing is a brilliant exploration into the world of Steampunk and I’m loving the characters, stories and the way the writing is turning towards a more magically related plot line.
I’m getting into Kate M Colby’s Desetera Series: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cogsmiths-Daughter-Desertera and I’ve enojoyed learning about this new world.
Each writer/author has a unique ‘voice’, which can take a little time to master.
Personally, I take the bits I really like about various authors and use them in a way I’d use any type of writing advice…
Sparingly. With a certain level of caution. And with a sprinkling of my own writing style.
I’ve covered some information about ISBN’s and self-publishing, but I’m hoping to delve a little deeper into other options that present themselves when self-publishing, such as audio options, foreign translations and much more!
Keep an eye out for the details…
Thanks for reading!