Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WQ-15. Admirable Writers.


30 Days Of Writing Questions

15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

You can't seriously limit that question to just ONE writer, can you?!? Fact is, I adore different writers for different reasons, e.g.:
  • J.K. Rowling: I adore her huge imagination. From book to book I was so excited to read about all those new animals, the new magical objects, the curses, the whole world of Harry Potter. In the DVD bonus material I was also impressed by the deep knowledge of her world. The movie makers needed e.g. for 'Order Of The Phoenix' Sirius' family tree and within a couple of minutes she pulled that detailed list out of the hat. Plus how clever she hides tiny little snipes, we just don't understand or don't pay attention to. But then after getting new information, everything makes more sense, like again in 'Order Of The Phoenix' when they clean the headquarter and find a locket, which doesn't let open! And becomes later one of the Horcuxes.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: How can you not adore a writer, who spent his whole life with creating Middle Earth? All those races with their own history and their own language. That's simply mind blowing!
  • Stephen King: The master of horror. Even in plain, normal, every day situations he finds something creepy, hidden evil and makes you want to leave the lights on!
  • J.R. Ward: There are those strong alpha males, warriors by heart, each of them haunted by some kind of curse. And there are also strong women, who become the appropriate counterpart. Each of these women is able to tame the beast or bring light into the darkness of their mates. There are tricky, damned situations and every time you wonder 'How could that work out well?', but every time she surprises you! I simply love the passion in her books!
  • Dan Brown: Intense and intriguing, how he combines real places, facts, tokens with an imaginative story. I love the illustrated versions of his books, where you can see everything with your own eyes!
  • Other writers on that list: Stephenie Meyer, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Erin Hunter, Noah Gordon, William Shakespeare, etc. ... where should I stop?


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