One thought on “Diary of a bad writer – Week 25

  1. March 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    πŸ€—It’s a pleasure for me.πŸ˜πŸ’•β€God bless you too..

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  2. March 30, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    πŸ€—β€πŸ˜ƒThank you very much for following my site!!😍God bless youπŸ’•

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  3. March 30, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Short, to the point, and oh so true. We cannot model our writing, our stories, after someone else, because they will never be ours.

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  4. March 29, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Someone will probably be thinking the same thing as they read your books someday.

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  5. March 28, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Yep, learn from others writing, that’s good. I guess I don’t learn too well and my writing shows that! Keep on Darnell, you’re doing great!

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  6. March 28, 2019 at 2:54 am

    I think your writing stands on its own merit,you don’t need anyone’s else influence to muddy up the water.

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  7. March 27, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I find myself reading something by an author I love because they have such an alluring, engaging writing style and thinking ‘I want to write like this’. But you’re right, then it wouldn’t be your own style or your own voice. Still, I think we can learn from the writers and styles we love, you just can’t model yourself on them and lose your authenticity along the way.x

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    • March 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Seems your words are part of the collective thought. Learn from the authors style you love, but embrace your own originality. That’s what I’ll do as I learn to come into my own. I appreciate your input Caz.

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  8. March 27, 2019 at 10:14 am

    The more books we read, all written by different authors, the more we find to like about writing styles. As we internalize many variations of creative technique, we end up developing our own unique voices, albeit sometimes with an identifiable accent: When I began reading Irish newspapers, I was surprised to discover how much my writing style resembled the way many modern Irish journalists write, when I had never before read anything written by Irish journalists.

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    • March 27, 2019 at 10:46 am

      My voice is still developing as I play with
      different writing techniques. I’ll be surprised when a dominant style manifests itself. Thank you for your insight Christine. πŸ€—

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  9. March 27, 2019 at 9:55 am

    One fun way to see how your writer’s voice is developing is to use the text analysis utility at the site called “I Write Like” (https://iwl.me/). It told me that I write like Stephen King (whose fiction I’ve never read) and James Joyce (one of whose novels I tried reading about 45 years ago (yes, that’s forty-five!), and abandoned after a few pages). πŸ˜€

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    • March 27, 2019 at 10:26 am

      That’s very interesting! I will have a look. Thank you for sharing! πŸ‘

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    • March 27, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      I cut and paste my short called Anything For My Followers. The results came back – I write like Agatha Christie! A second story, The New Routine. told me I write like David Foster Wallace. Fascinating! What a fun analysis!

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  10. Dainelle A.
    March 27, 2019 at 9:37 am

    You could become even better.

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  11. March 27, 2019 at 9:22 am

    I agree with the two comments above. And we are already influenced by other writers, whether we realize it or not. I find that when I read a lot of someone, my writing sounds a little like theirs for a while. It’s fun to notice. “Great reading makes great writing.” Keep on, my friend.

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  12. March 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

    You will never be someone else’s writing. Likewise, you will always be your own. Improvements and alterations are always optional, because it’s your writing, your choice πŸ™‚ If every writer chose not to do something because another writer has already done so, none of us would be writing.

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    • March 27, 2019 at 10:20 am

      That’s a good way to look at it. I appreciate the comment Nova! 😊

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  13. Meg
    March 27, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Nothing wrong with learning from the experts. I think we can β€˜relate’ to another author’s writing style without copying. Your stories will always be your own!

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    • March 27, 2019 at 10:17 am

      I like that. Relate to another author’s writing without copying. Thanks for the comment Meg. πŸ€—

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