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Which famous author are you?

  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Sorry, not a quiz or a test (although those can be fun!).
    Just a query.
    Which famous author would you most like to be yourself?
    Or which famous author is most like you (in their writing and/or in their personal life)?

    I would be Jane Austen because:
    1. She writes about smart, strong women
    2. She is a master of zingers that sound refined (nobody does back-handed put-downs like Austen)
    3. I am a closet romantic

    And you....?

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      ariasnoteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would like to be considered a lot like Francis Burnett Hodge.  I believe she is the author of 'The Secret Garden'? I also admire the one who wrote the 'Anne of Greene Gables' series.  As much as I hate to admit it, I don't know the authors name.  I am a romantic at heart, who loves a bit of mystery on the side. : )

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lucy Maud Montgomery smile

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          ariasnoteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Uninvited Writer for clarifying the author of  the Anne series. : ) I have to wonder now if I got Francis last name right?  Was it Hodge Burnett or as I had it? lol!  I forget now. Go figure.

          1. workingmomwm profile image84
            workingmomwmposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Frances Hodgson Burnett.

            I loved that book - and the Anne of Green Gables series.

    2. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      William Carlos Williams, a poet who could make a poem out of anything, and also a doctor.  Love his stuff.

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        ellie.wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He's wonderful!  One of my favorite poets smile

  2. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Homer... (see Avatar)

    1. lyndre profile image82
      lyndreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      doesn,t look like a Simpson to me.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I can see your avatar, Greek One.
    Too bad you can't. It's quite handsome lol

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    (Jane Eyre), Charlotte Bronte.
    Where is my Rochester???

    1. Walt Smith profile image59
      Walt Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm reminded of the great philosopher Socrates, and his last words..." I drank what?" smile Also liked  Truman Capote and his last words... "Either the wallpaper goes or I do"...W

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That was Oscar Wilde.

        1. camlo profile image84
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes. He was on his deathbed when he said, "Either this wallpaper goes, or I do!"
          He also said, whilst sipping champagne on his deathbed, "... I am dying beyond my means."

  5. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Home Girl -- The Bronte sisters are up there on my list as well.
    Did you know they are coming out with a new version of Jane Eyre soon? I saw the poster in the lobby last time I went to the movies. Can't hardly wait! Great love story.

    Walt Smith -- interesting take. I like the famous last words idea. Although Truman Capote was famous for his rather outrageous and totally self-centered quotes, wasn't he???

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      Home Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Old version was good enough for me. Though who knows... I still love book more than movie.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I like Dorothy Parker and imagine myself as witty and sarcastic as she smile


    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4746691_f248.jpg

  7. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    In my fiction, which I don't publish here, I try to emulate Clive Cussler and his knack for introducing "what if" situations with revised history.

    In my screenplays, I like Peter Farrelly (writer of Something About Mary) for comedy and for suspense I like M. Night Shyamalan, and Christopher McQuarrie (writer of The Usual Suspects)

  8. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I like to think I'm a cross between Harold Robbins and Jackie Collins with bits and pieces of other authors I like mixed in. But when I read my work, I find it's none of these ... then who?

  9. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Oscar Wilde. Duly noted.

    UW -- I can absolutely see you as Dorothy Parker. My Jane Austen will time travel forward and meet you at the Algonquin. How's Thursday noon for you?

    livewithrichard -- That's quite a crew you've got inside your head!"The Usual Suspects" is one of my all-time favorites. Just saw "The Sixth Sense" again for about the 10th time. Both still stand the "suspense test" even though I now know the ending!

    camlo -- Your situation seems normal to me. Just because we appreciate a writer's work doesn't mean we copy them. We take the "bits and pieces" of style from many sources and make it our own. The Jackie Collins part is intriguing, tho lol

  10. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Snakesphere, of course!  lol  Just kidding...Mark Twain would suit me fine! smile  (The recent rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated!)

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    Oscar Wilde is brilliant. but he was gay, and a man. Cannot identify wih any of it.

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    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    It would be a science fiction author, but I am unable to make up my mind as to which one. smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    Emily Dickinson or John Steinbeck

  14. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    You know, I never thought about crossing gender.
    Thanks for the idea, M2C!
    I like your choices. Ultra American -- but soooo different!!!

  15. RichardCMckeown profile image56
    RichardCMckeownposted 6 years ago

    William Shakespeare

  16. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    No one. I am ME! tongue smile

  17. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I'm so pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr. Shakespeare! Would you write me a sonnet???

    Cags -- *shaking head and trying not to smile*
    What can I say? You ARE you and there is no one quite like you!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Resist all you like, but you'll find you cannot help but smile. One attribute I have on women in general. tongue
      And, that's the highest compliment you can gave me. smile big_smile I pride myself on my uniqueness. smile

      1. HattieMattieMae profile image69
        HattieMattieMaeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well I have been looking at a lot of different famous people so I have this tendency to follow many, Maya Angelou was one of my favorites, but also have been looking at Hemingway alot.  I spend a lot of time studying different public figures like MLK, Boby Marley, so many authors of revolutionist stands on changing the world, even if they are just lyrics, there words are like poetry, or their speeches, they all tell their thoughts, and their stories, also what they believed in. There are so many so I like to learn from them all.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Cags, you are certainly unique.  And, what's worse is that you do actually sort of grow on people...lol

        You're awesome!  And I honestly believe that, despite the fact that we've been known to disagree on...er...rare occasions.

        smile

        Keep being you!

  18. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    I'm Too Slow to be an author.... So I'd be perfectly happy being the Tortoise... in the racing epic... Nose Hare and the Tortoise! hmm

  19. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Khalil Ghibran..I love his works.. I love the wisdom in his words and the poetry that flowed so melodiously!  mmm... I wish....

  20. Jaggedfrost profile image83
    Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

    lol hmm I have so many writing heros but most of them are fantasy.  They were escapists in a sense and philosophers.  It would be nice if one day I am listed in their number but chances are I will find myself in a category all of my own. Sad

  21. aguasilver profile image89
    aguasilverposted 6 years ago

    Robert Heinlien

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    MOlmsteadposted 6 years ago

    Hunter Thompson, who doesn't love that spit fire voice:

    "For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled." 

    Or Chuck Palahniuk:

    "If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes."

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    A great writer can shake your being, move you up and down to the most hidden corners of your soul, change your life. And all he uses is just a word. Isn't it something?

  24. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Hemingway will do fine

  25. Jaggedfrost profile image83
    Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

    lol Isaiah?

 
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