Sun May 26, 2013 4:56 pm Post
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Mon May 27, 2013 4:20 pm Post
Hugh wrote:Are you really going to try to change your style because one reader thinks you sound like someone else? Be sensible, like my friend, but have courage, and press on.
Mon May 27, 2013 4:28 pm Post
If you'd reminded your friend of unpublishable drivel, that would be a different story. Take the compliment and wear it like a badge of honor.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:53 pm Post
saturnnights wrote:Today, I took and compiled just the first two chapters into ePub format and put it onto my tablet and let a friend read it. He liked it! And he's a big-time reader of fiction. But here's what threw me... He said, "Wow - this sounds like X," and named a famous writer who has written a lot of books lately. Now it's not the actual story or cast or anything like that, but my style that he thinks sounds A LOT like this writer. He asked me if I'd read any of his books, assuming that I had. But I've never read a single one of his books! And there have been no movies - I know absolutely nothing about this author and could not have copied his style. It's purely coincidence...
So now I'm thinking that I should buy some of his books and read them before continuing, so that I don't accidentally sound like him when I write. But I also realize that everybody sounds like somebody and if not this author, then maybe I'll sound like someone else? I'm in a tizzy right now...
Has anyone here ever experienced this? Do you have any advice? Am I overreacting? Like I've said, my story is unique, but apparently, my style is VERY similar. I don't really know - this is just what I've been told Mark
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