Hello Everyone! Ive just become a member of this website so in the hope of gaining some good knowledge from the established community here. The general topic I was thinking of discussing is whether modelling yourself around a particular writer's style is a wise decision to make or not, and your opinions. I personally very much enjoy the styles of writers such as Nicholas Sparks, Richard Matheson and the complete antithesis such as Emily Bronte and Cormac McCarthy. Though do you think trying to write like these authors is a wise idea? I am concious if I try to emulate a style I may lose the actual translation of the story and it will not be a natural method for me. What do you think?