Thursday, October 15, 2009
Recognizing our own style
I quickly learned that when my grandson said, "Mommy's shoes or Daddy's shoes" it meant he wanted that person to pick him up. At his height,of course the shoes became important.
How do readers recognize your writing?
Most of my non-fiction work is based on some emotional event in my life--the kind that hopefully makes someone wipe a tear or think about a similar occasion in their own lives. With fiction, I try to bring out that same emotional impact.
I once tried humor, and found it fell flat. Couldn't do the way out characters either and had to settle for a down-to-earth antagonist and protagonist. And of course, the reader can always expect to find a touch of romance mingled into my plots.
We each have our own view of our favorite authors. We look at the cover and expect and want a certain style.
Have you found your style yet or are you still trying out who you are?