Now this might be a question that has some widely varying answers, I think, as writing spans a wide field. But whether you mostly do fiction, nonfiction, lyrics, poems, or anything else, it'd be pretty hard to imagine that your style doesn't at least remotely take after someone else's that you admired. As for my lyrics, I have two great influences: Elliott Smith and La Dispute. For my fiction, I take after both Cormac McCarthy and Jack Kerouac (strange mix, I know). But what about you guys?