writer ask meme - 15, 18, 22, and 25 if they're not asked yet :)
18) were there any works you read
that affected you so much that it influenced your writing style? what were
Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore was incredibly influential on my whole writing career. I first read it just as I was beginning to take writing my own stories seriously, and I still didn’t know how to write or anything about myself as a writer. But when I read that book it was like I realized there were so many things that only fiction could do and I wanted to do all of those things.
In a weird way, I think Margaret
Atwood’s Cat’s Eye was also very influential, (only weird because I wouldn’t consider it a favorite, although I enjoyed it). Because that’s the first book I
read that was in short segments, just paragraphs/scenes at a time, and that was
also sort of a revelation. Like, “Oh hey, you don’t have to fill in all
the stuff that comes between? You can just move to the next section? Awesome.
I’m going to try that.”
Your others were asked, but 25 was also a popular request, and I figured I could pick another passage I was proud of :)
25) copy/paste a few sentences or a short paragraph that you’re particularly proud of
“It is a bit like the opposition was doing their best to prove all dogs were dangerous while faced with a crowd of Rottweilers and Pitbulls and now all of the sudden a Pomeranian is in front of them and they’re still trying to make the same case.”
was always absurdly proud of this simile in “Don’t Blink You’ll Miss It”
because it worked on a lot of levels. OK, so only on the one level in that a
Pomeranian is a tiny orange dog and Hinata is a tiny orange human, but still. I
was pleased with the comparison.
Thank you so much, anon-friend!! =D