If you could write like one fiction author, who would it be?
Submitted by Marilyn.
Without doubt, I would love to write like Stephen King. He has so many of the skills that I want to develop.
- Longevity – I've been reading his work for approximately the last 20 years and I can't ever wait for the next book to come out. At least 75% of his books are in my collection as hard cover.
- Captivity – I'm sure that isn't the word I want, but I just can't think of it off the top of my head. What I mean is that he has a way of capturing his audience and making them lose hours and days lost in one of his books.
- Detail – His writing style is such that I create a mental picture of each character and that character lives not only in his books, but in my mind. (Although it sucks when he makes a movie of a book and it's NEVER the actor I envision it to be.)
- Passion – There is no question that the man loves what he does. Sure it pays the bills, but you can just tell that he enjoys writing for
mehis readers. I hope that the day he loses that love, he stops writing so not to taint my vision. (Could've done without The Tommyknockers though.)
Mr. King, I salute you. You inspire me, you entertain me, you've ruined my mind or so my mother says.