An agent asked me to compare my novel to a recently published work and what author I would want to be most like.
Some time ago, I watched an interview with Dave Grohl of the music group Foo Fighters. When asked (and I paraphrase) if he could win American Idol, he replied that he could not.
He went on to say that he never wanted to sound like someone else – he wanted to sound like himself.
I like reading other people’s writing; however, I don’t want to write like someone else – I just want to write like me. I’ve read many books but do not recall one like the one I just finished.