There is a saying – I don’t know where it originates – but there is a saying that you are a reflection of your five closest friends.
If that is true then I should be at least a foot taller and a few pounds heavier – no offence to my friends but I am the shortest by far!
How about you? How are you a reflection of you closest friends?
But also, how are you a reflection of your five closest writers? Your favourite authors? The five writers that you always pre-order or are waiting outside your local bookshop to open for?
How does their descriptive style influence you?
Or their dialogue influence you?
Or their plotting?
Grab those five authors now and check out what you owe to them or the lessons you are missing from them.