I enjoy spending time with my writer friends! They help fuel my fire and help me to grow! Recently I hosted a writer's conference, taught by Tristi Pinkston (who also writes with the pen name of Amelia Adams )and Kirsten Osbourne. They have accomplished so much in the author-world! The information and help they provided was generous, helpful, and dynamite!
While camping this weekend I took a break from writing, and read a couple of books, one title from each of these friends. I thoroughly enjoyed my journey into their creative styles and stories!
And it got me thinking! It's an author's personality which breathes life into characters on the written page! Without that individual spark, the character's would be as limp, and one-dimensional, as the paper they were conceived upon! Call it literary DNA. So individual style is essential to reader's enjoyment! (Not every author is going to be your favorite; call it clashing styles, perhaps.) But I enjoy literally getting sucked into the story, making friends with characters, scenes, and situations which did not exist to me before I picked up the book.