Sometimes a story would come to me and other times they would develop from dreams or nightmares. When I start to write a book, I have a story in mind, but usually, it changes and the story goes a different way than planned. I've tried going off an outline I wrote out, but it was wasy to sway away from it. I don't have any major influences when it ocmes to writing because there are different styles of writing. I do have my favorites, which include: Joanne Fluke, Nora Roberts, Carol Higgins Clar, Mary Higgins Clark, Kim Harrison, Lori Wilde, John Sual, Stephen King, and luan more...