Friday, January 13, 2012

sweet Inspiration

Many of my writer friends say that when they are working on a project they don't read other writers who write in the same genre. They claim it might confuse their own work. I don't agree. I write thrillers. When working on a book I enjoy reading the work of other writers who write the same kind of books I do. At this pointe I believe just about anyone writes better than I do and there is much I can learn. Some of my favorites are John Lescroart, Robert Crais, and Sheldon Siegel.they are all good friends and in the early days provided me with qenczouragement, advice, and counsel. If you have never read their work do yourself a favors and pick up one ofe their books. You will become a fan for life.


  1. Hi Terrence,
    I totally agree! I write paranormal romance, but I have been reading it for the past 10 years or thereabouts. My inspiration is constantly expanding as I read other authors' perspectives on the topics I cover. I think it is important that we are aware of both our competition and the developments within our specialist genres.

  2. I was actually told not to read other works in my genre as not to "discourage" myself from writing my own story. However, I find that sometimes I need that extra boost to inspire me to continue my writing. I totally agree. Thank you!