Writing Styles of James JoYce
Two of Joyce's major influences in writing were religion and family. He had a constant battle with religion starting his life early as a Catholic before eventually drifting away from his beliefs then back to them.
Joyce's religion affected his writing style by working blasphemy into his writing early on then shifting back and writing Ulysses and Finnegans Wake - both of which have a Catholic influence and feel. Joyce's religious life is never fully clear but it is constantly debated if he is Catholic or atheist
In addition to Religion, family was a tremendous influence on his writing. Joyce's poetry and prose was influenced by people he met in his life and music. Music was also a major influence of his work. Joyce himself had great talent, he loved to include it in his writing, the most influential genre in his music was opera.