I am sure this thread is not original, but I can only do so much thread searching… Do you read other works while you are in the writing process? I find that I cannot. When I go back to earlier portions of the given piece on which I am working, it becomes blaringly obvious to me what I was reading at the time that I wrote given sections. I have a terrible habit of aping style. Not plagiarizing, but definitely borrowing the flavor of the author’s writing style. Am I alone?