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Who is your favorite author?

  1. Relationshipc profile image87
    Relationshipcposted 3 years ago

    Who is your favorite author?

    Do you have a favorite author? Who is he or she and what is it about them that makes them your favorite author? Is it the way they write or their sense of humor, or is it what they stand for...or something else?

  2. WillStarr profile image81
    WillStarrposted 3 years ago

    John Steinbeck. Although we differ politically, he was my favorite.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Not a bad choice.

  3. profile image51
    LovelyCupOfButterposted 3 years ago

    John Steinbeck. I love his stories, characters, and the eras and settings to his stories.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting that you and Will share the same favorite author!

  4. Rod Marsden profile image74
    Rod Marsdenposted 3 years ago

    For past writers I'd say Charles Dickens. Christmas would not be Christmas without some version of A Christmas Carol. Also there's A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Hard Times, and the list goes on.

    For present writers I like Terry Pratchett. There's Soul Music, The Truth, Making Money, and the list goes on.

    Both authors have a lot of heart and have a lot to say about the times they lived in and, in the case of Pratchett, the times he's still living in.

  5. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 3 years ago

    I guess I would have to go with Tom Clancy. Love all his books.

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    I would have to put J. K. Rowling at the top of my list. I like different authors for different reasons, but the skill I tend to admire most is the one that keeps a reader glued to a page. For example, a lot of people take issue with Dan Brown for fudging facts and falling back on overused plot devices, yet the guy is a wiz when it comes to keeping the reader engaged (more so with his earlier books). It's that skill that I admire most because it's the only skill required for financial success in writing. I think every author wants to be regarded as a literary powerhouse, but it is too easy to strive for deep, thoughtful narrative and fall short. We would all be better off, as writers, accepting what we can do, and what we want to do, rather than what we think we should be doing.

    1. Relationshipc profile image87
      Relationshipcposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Something important to think about!

 
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