Tuesday, November 30, 2010
How Other Writers Inspire Us--by Elizabeth Craig/Riley Adams
When I find an author that I really like, it’s an exciting experience for me. I’ll go out and find everything the writer has written and buy it for my library. I’ll check and see if they have a blog to get their day to day observations on life and writing. I become a fan.
There are some authors that I’ve been a fan of for many years. Elizabeth George, M.C. Beaton, and Deborah Crombie are some of the authors on my favorites list, and I'll read their books over and over again.
Not only do I enjoy the escape that these authors’ books provide me, but I also receive a lot of inspiration from them.
How other writers can inspire us:
Favorite writers can inspire us by their productivity--especially if they have a lot of books on the shelves.
They inspire us by their ideas and creativity
They inspire us by juggling promo and writing
They inspire by their turn of phrase—their skill at the writing craft
They inspire us by creating characters we care about and want to learn more about.
They inspire us by making us look forward to their next book
They inspire us by creating a world that we long to escape to
My favorite writers inspire me to spend more time writing, work harder at the craft, and to strive to create a world and characters that are as engrossing as theirs.
How do your favorite authors inspire you?
Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams
Mystery Writing is Murder
Memphis BBQ series--Penguin Books--as Riley Adams
"Pretty is as Pretty Dies"-Aug 2009--Midnight Ink--as Elizabeth Spann Craig