Hey everyone, I love writing, I really do.. It helps me to organise my mind and it's a way to express my feelings.. Right now I'm writing a fantasy novel, which I love soo much.. but when I read a book sometimes I get discouraged.. I just keep thinking: "why cant I write like that?" And I know, it's a different style and there will always be people better than you.. but it just discourages me to write.. stupid right? Also, I've got a friend who has this really different style, really fast and energetic, while I'm more of the describing kind, so she always changes stuff I wrote to be more "fast" saying I use to much " I ", ( "The alarm clock went off and the annoying sound dragged me back to the reality of the monday morning. My arm moved around, my fingers searching for the snooze-button.") which she doesn't at all ( "woke up in the morning and made me a cup of tea. Sipped it but burned my tongue! Ran to the sink and put my tongue under the stream of cold water. Looked at the clock, late for work! Dashed to the garden, searching the robes of my jacket for the carkeys. Forgot them! Turned around to go back inside but already closed the door-" ) Umm what was I on about again? Oh right- I like how she writes, and I know I could never write like that... that doesn't neccicairily mean she's better, I know.. Do you know anyone who writes different/better? How do you feel when you read your favorite author? Do you ever get discouraged? And how do you deal with it??