I was spending way too much time on Facebook yesterday when someone posted about using commas too much (which I have a problem with too, but I’ll talk aboout that later). Anyway, he also mentioned that he read an article that said it is a good idea to retype pages of your favorite authors’ books and it can help you with pacing, style, etc.
Which I thought was a great idea. It turns out my second novel needs a total rewrite and I’m eleven pages away from needing a new project. So I’m going to take this advice. I decided that I’m going to copy Stephen King, Oscar Wilde, and Lori Wick.
Stephen King, a horror novelist. I’ve read a few of his books and so far The Stand is still my favorite.
Oscar Wilde, a playwright. Also my favorite author. Ironically, I’ve only read The Importance of Being Earnest.
Lori Wick, a Christian romance writer. I absolutely loved her novel, The Princess.
It should make for an interesting style combo to say the least. Now I need to get reading. What are your favorite books by any/all of these authors?