Friday, July 22, 2011

Follow Friday (4)

It's Friday again, and you know what that means.... ;]

This Friday's Feature is Everyone over @ We Fancy Books! So you should go check her out and follow her! Now, for the question...

Q. 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 get advice on writing from?

Hmm, let me think about this. There's two authors that immediately pop to mind, and I think I have a third. Yes, yes I do. (And these are in no particular order..)

1) J.K. Rowling

I'm sure she's on many people's lists to meet, but I really would love to spend an hour or a meal with. I'd ask her about advice on writing - actually, that's the same for all the authors here - since her books are pretty much well covered. She creates such and in depth world, that it simply amazes me. Looking at characters only, there's an enormous amount of them! (I've counted.) I know that once you create a character in a story you're immersed in that it's hard to forget them, because I have a story like that myself. Just the enormity of her whole series...details, plots, places, people, rules...everything. She's a role model to me, and I will always be a fan of hers.

2) Rachel Vincent

She's such an interesting person! I love her Soul Screamers series too. I'd ask her how she plots for such different ...plots, and how she creates such in depth personalities - like Tod. He amazes me! I've only been able to do something like that for a couple characters of mine, but not a whole book's worth of characters. I think I'd have a blast talking with her.

3) Christopher Paolini (I had to lean over to my book case to make sure I got that name right. Whew.)

The only guy on my list! Ahh! Anyhoo, this guy has been an inspiration to me in the writing aspect. Whereas J.K Rowling started me on books, practically, Christopher Paolini made my already deep love for writing even deeper. He made me want to write stories. Before, I wrote poems. I wrote essays ("essays" being an iffy term...since I was ten when I read his first book). Then, when I read Eragon, I fell in love. When I read about how he was homeschooled just like me, and that I ended homeschool when he did, and having a book published when he was really inspired me. No, I didn't have a book published when I was 15, nor does it seem to be in my immediate future, but it really sparked a fire in me. His world was probably the first I was immersed in that way; a writing way. I would love to just sit with him and talk about creating that world. What was his inspiration? How do you create a language? would make me so happy to be able to do that.

So, what three authors did you pick?


  1. Yes, J.K is awesome. =) Rachel Vincent is too. I've read the first two books in her Adult 'Shifter' series and they are great! I have the first book in her soul screamers series to read for my A to Z challenge. =)

    Haven't read anything by Christopher yet, but my husband loves his Eragon series. Great picks!

  2. J.K. is my long-shot choice. I would love to meet her, but don't know how that would possibly come about. Great list!

    New Follower

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

  3. Hi there, hopping through and following you.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  4. Hi, and Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices. First time I've seen Christopher Paolini mentioned. Nice!


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