1. heyharris1
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    when you first write

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by heyharris1, Sep 29, 2007.

    When you first start writing, not learning to write, but decide to start writing serious, is it beter to kinda follow the writing style of a well known author you liked, or should you try and find a style all your own from the beginning, i've read back through my first four chapters so far, and it seems like there is alot of terry brooks comming out in it, it might be because i think i've read most his books numerious time's, is that a bad thing.
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    Write however it comes naturally to you.

    Unless you're a genius, expect to write a million words that you'll never sell or see published. Somewhere in those million words, you'll find your own voice. :)
     
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    Agreed with Weasel. You should try to experiment however when you get better and more confident in your writing.

    About the author's writing style reflecting your own, it's normal. :)
     

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