Hey everyone, very informative forum and really helpful community! Though i didn't find anything about my following problem, so yeah, here it is Does anyone know this feeling when you read a really good book and you just lose every motivation to write yourself because your writing style, ideas, plot, characters, everything just seems so dull and shallow in comparison? Right now i'm trying to write a somewhat monumental novel, well at least thats what i wanted it to be. Also i'm reading Ken Folletts World Without End and i really started to HATE my writing style because of that book, every single word i type seems misplaced, every plot twist i try to create seems uninspired, it seems that i have no talent in writing at all. Don't get me wrong, i love writing, it's just HOW i write...it feels so terribly wrong right now. Maybe i should just stop reading until im finished with my novel? But i love reading Did anyone ever went through this stage and came back strong? If so, what did you do to get back a little confidence in your writing?