Tuesday, December 2, 2008

writers and genres

Since becoming a writer, I've noticed a lot more about the writing in the books I read. Often, the writing functions well in telling a story. Occasionally some writing draws too much attention to itself. And then there are those incredible voices, which liven up story, dig deep into emotions, and create memorable moments, all the while staying un-intrusive.

Recently I came across two such writers: Jennifer Allison and Laura Ruby. Their genres are different from what I write, but the writing will definitely go under my microscope to detect patterns and principles that will help polish my writing.

Do you have authors like that? Let me know so I can steal, I mean learn, from them.


Corey Schwartz said...

Yat-Yee, you might want to take a look at A History of Love. It's not a book that every reader would love, but it definitely seem to me to be a book that every writer should look at. (FYI- it's adult, not YA)

Yat-Yee said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Corey. Always a bonus when a writer makes a recommendation. Will definitely check it out.