This post by Julie Hutchings provides an interesting insight into how authors use the works of others to influence/help/facilitate their own writing processes.
TODAY’S BREW: It’s the last day of school vacation. ALL OF THE BREW.
My book-buying habit is worthy of intervention, but it’s BOOKS. B O O K S. I justified to a friend online with her own book habit (this could be like, two thousand people on Twitter alone) that I only buy books that coincide with what I’m writing at the time.
BUT WHAT DO YOU MEAN? she asked.
While writing THE WIND BETWEEN WORLDS, I’ve read a lot of books for a lot of different reasons, all of which contribute directly to my writing. Here’s a few and what they’ve helped with:
- THE FAIRYLAND SERIES by Catherynne Valente. September is a young female character with incredible self-awareness and backbone. I want that for a couple of the Witches in this book so I read to take note of how her strength was portrayed in such a…
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