We all have our influences. Films, artists, books and even characters that help us develope our styles, tastes and approaches to our creative outlets. Sometimes we find ourselves in the unenviable position of losing sight of our influences. I was in such as spell till I discovered the "Influences Map Meme" developed by Deviant Artist fox-orion . Following the instructions I made an Influence Map (or I-Map)for my original characters the Roberts. This was actually really fun and very inspiring.
So I ask you all: Who or what influences you? You could post about your own influences or about your current works.
Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel … with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.