so who is your favorite writer?

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  1. starme77 profile image70
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    We all have one that we look up to - for me I have two Truman Capote and Dean Koonz - who do you look up to?

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Philip Wylie....

      1. starme77 profile image70
        starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i should look him up - does he write fiction or nonfiction?

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ...philosophy and science fiction.
          He is the creator of "Momism."
          Google covers it.  smile:

    2. profile image0
      Digsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      W. Somerset Maugham and E.B. White (Essays).

  2. SandyMcCollum profile image74
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    Mine is Jean Auel, author of the Earth Children series; Clan of the Cave Bear was first, then five books after that. Just got the last one, it's huge.

  3. suziecat7 profile image88
    suziecat7posted 7 years ago

    Elizabeth Berg and Barbara Kingsolver.

  4. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Harold Robbins, Jilly Cooper, Jackie Collins and Iris Murdoch - these are the ones I often try to emulate.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    All my favorite writers are dead... Jane Austen, Albert Camus, James Baldwin, Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    I do like many living authors but they are not my favorites.

    1. camlo profile image88
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's half and half for me - half my favourite writers are dead. The other half are still alive, obviously.

      1. starme77 profile image70
        starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        so who are they? smile

        1. camlo profile image88
          camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Of the writers I've listed above, Harold Robbins and Iris Murdoch are dead, Jackie Collins and Jilly Cooper are still alive.

  6. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Louisa May Alcott (deceased) Mark Twain (deceased) E.E.Cummings (deceased). V.C Andrews and Maya Angelou just name a few.

  7. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years ago

    Could fill a page on this topic. I am a big fan of Charles Dickens (deceased), one of my all time favourite works being A Tale of Two Cities. In modern times, I prefer thriller writers, particularly Dick Francis (deceased), John Francome and Peter Robinson.

  8. jponiato profile image79
    jponiatoposted 7 years ago

    Gotta agree with Dean Koontz - great stories and fantastic prose.  All the great sci-fi classic authors like Asimov and A.C. Clark.  And all the Travis McGee novels by John D. MacDonald.

  9. jtyler profile image60
    jtylerposted 7 years ago

    Issac Asimov is my favorite.  I'm reading the Robot Series and the Foundation Series of his books.


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