For me, writing is a learning process that never ends. I read blogs and books about writing, and occasionally, I attend courses on writing. And, of course, I practice by writing, deleting and writing again. But for me, I don’t think anything is as helpful as reading the writing of others. I am one of those people who just learns by example. If I can see it, I can do it. Okay, not always. But this is not the time to discuss what happened after I watched Cirque du Soleil on TV.
I love so many writers that it’s hard to narrow down this list, but here are the current ones I go to when I need help for…
Dialogue: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Detail: JK Rowling
Humour: Frank McCourt or Louise Rennison
Tension: Suzanne Collins
POV: Marissa de los Santos
Feelings: Kody Keplinger
Chapter Openings: Ally Carter
Romantic Arcs: Jane Austen
Mystery Arcs: Agatha Christie
Help me out. What writers do you go to and for what?