What writer (prose or poetry) has been the most influential on you as a writer?|
"As a writer" - I wish I could even consider myself that.
I read J.D. Salinger when I was very impressionable - so I picked up a lot of bad and good habits from him.
Then Nabokov flipped everything and… I don’t know - I learnt that prose could be poetic and poetry could be prosaic.
Both of them (and of course, anything I read as a child: E. Nesbit, C.S. Lewis etc.)
All I want is a nice boyfriend with some beard and nice lips and arms.
Is that too much to ask?