The best advice is to read and read a lot but what if it influences you too much?

posted Jun 6, 2016, 5:48 AM by David Alan Binder

The best advice is to read and read a lot but what if it influences you too much?

 The question needs to be simplified.

Basically you want to be influenced by writers, all kinds or writers.  Learn what intrinsically makes their work good and well thought of and what exemplifies the best of the best (sometimes you learn what is not good as well).

As for being so influenced that you start to emulate other writers, Robert McGee and I both agree that you will know when you are writing too much like them.  The idea is to read others so much that you follow their examples and then when you write develop your own style, learn your own voice.  There is no better way to do that then to write and write.  Thanks Dear Readers and Dear Writers, happy reading and writing.

Robert McGee’s video on this subject is here:

http://mckeestory.com/is-it-dangerous-to-read-other-peoples-work/?utm_source=mckee&utm_medium=newsletter-may-17-2016&utm_campaign=fall-2016&inf_contact_key=ca109c2aeb5d0b44b9fd106bb60ce1acf3910e9f2c1d20b314e83cc472e7d1b4

 

 

 

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