What Other Author Do You Write Most Like?
That's this week's question in our Ring Around the Rose blog hop extravaganza.
My honest answer is that I have no flipping idea.
I've never really thought about it before.
Hmmmm...now I'm getting all self-analytically about my writing.
The thing is, I write very differently for each piece. My voice doesn't always stay the same. My non-fiction voice tends to be very laid back, not take itself too seriously, and be more like a conversation (a conversation where I do all the talking, I know) where I like to open up and have fun creating new vocabulary words like "self-analytically."
Maybe kind of like Dave Barry.
I might be reaching.
He's a very successful comedic writer whereas I'm...not so much.
But, it's a start.
My fiction writing tends to be more formal. I try my best to use commas correctly, though I am certain that I am failing miserably.
I think if I were to compare my fiction writing voice to another author's it would have to be Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger and a whole host of other books. Though the subject matter of her books is serious, she gives it a light touch and makes it accessible to both younger and older readers. I try to do that. Hopefully, I am.
Hmmm....now I really want to know YOUR opinion.
If you happen to have read any of my fiction and/or non-fiction and you had to answer this sentence, what would your answer be?...
Dorian Tsukioka's book _________________ is reminiscent of such authors as __________________ and _______________________ .
Or how about this one...
If you love books by ________________ and __________________, then Dorian Tsukioka's book is what you're looking for.
I'd love your help in making my marketing more direct! Who knew that you'd be working in the marketing and advertising field today (unless of course that is your actual job, in which case -- you did)?!
But now for the really fun question for this week's blog hop...
Which Author Do You Want to Write Like?
This one is easy for me.
Without a doubt, I would love to write like Joss Whedon.
If you don't know who that is, I weep for you.
The truth is, I've never, ever read anything by Joss Whedon, but I know his voice well. It's funny, poignant, pithy, fast-paced and just simply amazing. That's how I aspire to write.
Until then, I'm happy to make up words.
So are you feeling self-analytically now, too?
Don't forget to check out Hayden's blog tomorrow to see her response.
Also check back to see what Kaycee, Savannah, and Janelle wrote, too!