I'm attempting to write smooth, clean, fast moving prose. For style, my writing heroes are Elmore Leonard and Walter Mosley. I also like Bukowski, Jack London, W. Somerset Maugham, Kipling, and the list goes on. For content, I like genre pieces, light fantasy—heavy on character development, light on the magical/mystical content. Dystopian futures and apocalyptic landscapes tend to be my favorite settings. I am not interested in reading or writing horror or erotica. I prefer dialog over exposition. Exposition is necessary to some degree, however I prefer those passages to be concise and to the point.