Style or “voice” is a by-product, not a goal, and you may find it takes time for yours to emerge…and one day, when you’ve stopped worrying about it, it’ll be there.
– JURGEN WOLFF
Everyone has their favorite writers and genre’s. The real question is, should you emulate your favorite writers style? I came across a blog that stated this question and it really made me think. As aspiring writers, we should find ways to pave our own legacies and use our favorite writers style as a reference without copying their style. It is a difficult concept to take something that exists and turn it into new. Emulating our favorite writers, while seemingly a good idea, takes away some of the originality in our own writing. I think that with the amount of resources available to us, we should try to not emulate our favorite writers, but gain inspiration from them and create something new.