And I may have talked about this before. But occasionally, when I read a book with a very strong narrative voice, I find that voice or style of writing drifting into whatever I am writing. I know some people don't read fiction because of this. But I have to read fiction. My first writing workshop teacher claimed this problem was a temporary one, but I still have it.
I just read two books with exceptionally strong voices and oddly both books have the word orchard in it. The Orchard, Theresa Weir, and Orchard by Larry Watson. The voices are different but both are very commanding. Then I started the new Charles Frazier book, and his style, so descriptive, completely threw me off. Dialogue is rarer than a mold-free autumn in Michigan.
Does this happen to you in your writing? To you find yourself taken over by another writer's voice?