Missy, here. Have you ever finished a book by an author who made you sigh (or cry!) and wish you could write that way? I’ve always done that with books by Deborah Smith. And Karen White. And also recently did that after reading Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate. I did it again a couple of weeks ago when I read Thunder and Rain, and again today when I finished Chasing Fireflies—both by Charles Martin.
Something about their writing really speaks to me. It makes me remember the characters long after the books end. It evokes emotion. It touches me personally. It resonates.
They’re all southern writers. I wonder if that’s why their work resonates with me? Or would I feel the same even if I was born in another part of the country?
Whatever the reason, I love books that touch me so deeply. They inspire me to want to write stories like that. Make me want to work even harder on my own writing.
Do you have any authors who make you wish you could write like them when you “grow up”? :)