Today I talk about style. What is style? And what makes someone’s style unique? I’d like to hear back from you on what you think about this subject:
Style has many meanings. The first thing that may leap to mind is a fashion magazine or the latest trends. However, a writing style is a whole different ballgame. Writers become known for something. For Gail Carson Levine, she was known for bringing a fresh look to the world of fairytales. For Agatha Christie, brilliant and suspenseful mysteries. For C.S. Lewis, his creative way of retelling the Scriptures became a phenomenon.
While these stories all were original and well-loved by readers today, part of what makes the story good is the writing itself. Every writer develops a way of writing things and it can become noticeable. And like art, the style is usually developed following the example of another writer. With writing this is a little more problematic, so the best suggestion is to admire, but not copy.
What do you think makes a good writing style?