I don’t know. I think I write from within myself with external influence on this blog. I don’t reference literary sources. It’s just not the way I write.
One day I ran into an old boyfriend x2 (he was twice, I guess) and he asked me if I was still writing. When I told him I had this blog, he pooo pooed it.
Thank goodness I didn’t listen to him. He’s a loser and a bigot (as I found out) and took some of my books that I carefully chose so as not to worry my life.
Why about writing? Well I’ve go a new crop of Advanced writing students, some of whom have caught the buzz, others, not so much. I told them that they had to be self motivated. Next week I really have to push them. They are slipping.
wrt my own writing, I should balance more hardcore writing with the kittens — even though I worry over them so much.
I don’t reference those touchstones of writing, well because I didn’t grow up writing that way, I guess.