So amongst the many things on my mind as I write and edit are all the sources of inspiration that surround me. The good and the bad. You see, for every source that inspires me to create something new and unique, there are a dozen books, movies, tv shows in my genre that I’m torn on.
Do I engage with stories that are similar to my own and risk copying both style and content, or avoid them entirely and preserve my claims on originality? I’m well aware a good writer can and should read works in their genre, but there’s always been something about me. I’m afraid I’ll start imitating another writer’s voice. With this being my debut novel, it’s important The Paladin have its own unique voice.
What at do you guys think? Should I indulge in more entertainment within my genre? Do you have any suggestions for something to read or watch? Let me know in the comments!
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Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.