Writers first learn how to write by reading, later by writing. But writers learn most of their truly valuable lessons from other writers. The books (and authors) we read shape our writing, and eventually we develop our own style. Some of my greatest inspirations have been Stephen King, Matthew Reilly, Clive Cussler, Barry Eisler, James Clavell, Dan Brown and Barry Lancet to name a few, but there are many more. Friends who are writers include Rob Parnell, Clancy Tucker, Michael Meanwell as well as many writing acquaintances who I am in contact with on my social networks. We can learn a lot from others. Here are some of my favorite quotes on writing by other writers. Have a great month, and I wish you a happy new year in 2016.
Chris Ryall is an Australian writer living in Japan with his wife, Mandy. He has almost finished editing his first novel, an action-thriller set in modern day Osaka. He also writes short stories, articles on Japan, and poetry. Chris and Mandy continue to live in rural Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture.
"Books are cool. They take you away to awesome places."
Storyteller, Author, Publisher, Photographer, Human Rights Activist, Social Justice Campaigner and sometime poet.
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Modern/historical fiction suitable for ages 8 - 80. Has won two awards in the Australian National Literary Awards: 2007 & 2011
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