I thought this is an interesting concept, and I’m sure I’m not the first or the last writer to talk about it. If you look up a famous musician on Wikipedia you will find a listing of their artistic influences. But if you look up a famous writer you probably won’t find their artistic influences. Maybe it’s listed somewhere, but it’s not as accessible as it is with musicians, maybe because there isn’t as much money in books. I guess most people don’t care about it, but I do because I think it’s interesting. Every writer has a certain style that is pretty specific, just like musicians. I think a lot of writers are influenced by other writers, whether it’s a conscious desire or not. I’ve already mentioned that a turning point for me was reading Cormac McCarthy. My other writing influences are Margaret Atwood, and William Faulkner. It might change in the future, and I might add more authors to this list. That doesn’t mean my writing is comparable to those authors XD It just means that I have incorporated their style into mine or rather their style influenced my own.
So if you would like to share, what authors have influenced your writing?