A friend of mine recently put a comment on a Facebook post I sent, saying that the story she’d read (Faces, if you’re curious) reminded her of the works of Sir Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. I said that they’re both influences on my work, which I suppose came as no surprise to anyone. It got me to thinking, however, about those real-life muses that have indeed impacted not only on my style of writing but on my decision to write.
I should note that this list is not all-inclusive, nor is it in any particular order. I have a lot of different influences. Here are some of the major ones, though – mostly literary.
I was talking to a friend the other day about creativity.
I’m still not sure precisely how the conversation turned the way it did. When I converse with people they can often be left a little confused as to how my mind jumps from place to place. Often I have to stop and explain why I’ve started on an apparently random topic.
Really, though, my thought processes are pretty straightforward. It’s just that people can’t see how others make connections from topic to topic.