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Here's this week's question:
Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or getting advice on writing from.
What an incredibly fascinating question!! I don't know if I could narrow the list down to three authors...I have so many, many favorites! Besides, some of these authors are no longer in the world, sad to say... I guess they, too, can be included, since the question doesn't specify whether they would be living or dead. Therefore, I would have to include J.R.R. Tolkien on that list!! I would also include Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Hermann Hesse, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and Thomas Hardy! (See, I can't limit myself to just three!)
As for living authors, definitely Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling!! Then there's also Ray Bradbury. And Harper Lee, and Amanda Ashley, and Mary Balogh, and Lisa Bergren and Charles de Lint...
As for what I would discuss with all of these awesome writers...well, their books, of course -- for starters. That in itself could take hours, since I like to analyze plot structure, characterization, writing style, setting, and....well, everything about a great novel!!
We would then move on to writing advice. It would just naturally follow from the above discussion. I could go on and mention exactly what I think each of these authors could teach me about writing, but then this post would certainly be the beginnings of a book!
Gosh, once I get going, it's hard for me to stop! So that's what I'll do now. Stop.
But...this is definitely food for thought for future posts, so you nice blog readers out there stay tuned for more!! (Because there's more where this came from!)