My Thoughts on Writing

Author of influence: Stephen King

Welcome to the third in my series of Author of Influence posts. I’ve told you a bit about how each Meg Cabot and Christopher Moore have influenced my writing style. Today, I’m here to talk about Stephen King. King, one of the most well-known names in horror, has written more than 50 books, several of… Continue reading Author of influence: Stephen King

My Thoughts on Writing

Author of influence: Christopher Moore

Remember last month, when I told you a bit about how Meg Cabot influenced my writing? Well, today I want to tell you a bit about another author who’s had an effect on me: Christopher Moore. Moore is the author of fifteen novels, including international bestsellers Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck. His novels… Continue reading Author of influence: Christopher Moore

My Thoughts on Writing

Author of influence: Meg Cabot

Every writer has been influenced by some author or another–or possibly plenty of authors. I don’t think we can avoid it, to be honest. We spend too much time reading, soaking up the words of others. Learning from them, I think, is a natural and important part of being a writer. We learn our craft… Continue reading Author of influence: Meg Cabot

Q&As

A Q&A with Amanda McKinney, author of The Cave

A second author Q&A within a week—that’s nearly unheard of here on my blog. Q&As are some of my favourite posts, though, so I’m quite happy about this timing. Today’s Q&A, with The Cave author Amanda McKinney, is just as interesting as Sunday’s post. We get to learn a bit about everything from where Amanda’s… Continue reading A Q&A with Amanda McKinney, author of The Cave