August 4, 2011

Day 4 {inspiration}

Day 4 - A novel or author that has inspired something in your writing style.

The author was Howard Whitehouse.
The book was 'The Strictest School in the World. Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy, and a Collection of Fly Machines, mostly broken'. Humorously clever!

This book totally put all of the rules behind it. With no apparent period in time and full to the brim with pure silliness, I fell in love with it.

What this book and author inspired in my writing style is hard to say. Being that I'm not the best at writing serious novels this book helped show me that that's okay. I can still write awesome books even if they aren't the longest or most serious.

It was similar with authors like: Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein. Along with books like: Muddle Earth (by Chris Riddle and Paul Stewart) and A Porcupine Named Fluffy (by Helen Lester).

So what about you? Who or what has inspired something in your writing style?


Meghan said...

:) Really? JUST posted for Day 3! LOL Scheduling Day 4 post shortly!

Ashley said...

LOVE Roald Dahl...even though I've only been acquainted with Willy Wonka. :-)

Anna said...

Huzzah for children's books! The best ones, of course, are the ones you never grow out of...