A writing style is obviously what sets one author apart from another. An authors writing styles is the determining factor in whether I continue to read past Page 1 of a book or not. Regardless of how good a story might be, I find some well known published authors styles are simply not interesting. Here are some examples; George Lucas Star Wars - painful ! LOTR - difficult ! Harry Potter - brilliant ! Tom Browns School Days - droning! To kill a Mockingbird - Awesome ! Twlight - ok thats not literature! Ok so you may not agree, but stay with me ... Have writing styles evolved over the years? Is there a more "acceptable" style nowadays for childrens fantasy that is more appealing to the general audiences? Can you characterise styles of writing ?