Writers

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I don't usually do this, but I felt like someone might appreciate it. For the majority of my day, I've been thinking about writing. Not just writing for this blog, but writing in the general scope. The process of writing, the research involved, what we hope to achieve as writers and what it means on a grander scale. Anyhow, I read this quote and I thought it rang pretty true. It comes from the ever great, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"Writers aren't exactly people. They're a whole lot of people, trying to be one person."

Think about it.

So here's my question for you:

Who is your favorite writer and in what way has their work changed your life? (You can have more than one writer, if you'd like.)

5 COMMENTS
  1. Veens Said,

    First of all, i so love your template... LOVELY!

    then, nice quote, :-) makes me think it is actually right :)

    then about the question. One author would definitely be
    Khaled Hosseini - well, something about accepting what we really are, and FACING it ! --> thats the lesson I got from Khaled's much acclaimed and my fav book - 'Kite Runner'
    Paulo Coelho - something about your goal :-)

    and I am sure many more... more than author's it is there character's who sometimes inspire :-)

    and recently when I was reading Somaly Mam's memoir -- I found out how 'small' i really was... I felt ... filthy to be lucky. :( there are so many girls out there, who live in such pathetic conditions; It will stay with me i m sure!!


    ==then the last, I am here to remind you about the Read-a-thon on Oct 18th!!! :0)

    See you there!!

    Thanks for participating :-)

    for Read-a-thon
    http://deweymonster.com/?p=931
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    Veens
    http://test-veens.blogspot.com

    Posted on October 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM

     
  2. Thanks for the compliment! I, too, love Kite Runner. It's incredibly moving. I'll have to pick up Somaly Mam's memoir at some point. You got me intrigued!

    I'm so excited for the Read-a-thon. I've got my books picked out, my coffee mug is already itching to be used, and my reading chair is calling my name! I'm pumped!

    Thanks for the comment!

    -E.B

    Posted on October 16, 2008 at 11:18 AM

     
  3. Heather Said,

    My favorite authors are probably George Orwell and Aldous Huxley. They do a great job of sketching the world as it really is, reminding you that you're merely a cog within that great big machine, but subtly urging you to continue to rage against Big Brother (however futile it may be).

    Posted on October 17, 2008 at 8:35 AM

     
  4. I agree with all your points, Heather. As you well know I adore Huxley and Orwell. However, if forced to choose Huxley wins every time.

    -E.B

    Posted on October 17, 2008 at 10:31 AM

     
  5. being that i am a gemini, i have to have more than one of everything (i don't really know if that is true, but I am going to choose two anyway).

    1. Chaucer!!!!!!!!!! Not only did he change the lives of English writers to come after him, he also made mine a whale of a lot better. I mean, who else could write such intelligent, thought out/ thought provoking and fabulous literature? Sure, maybe a few people can; but, he was one of the first to do it. Chaucer is one of the few authors whose work, I can say, I have read most of.

    2. The other is J.R.R. Tolkien. To think that The Lord of the Rings began as a friendly competition between Tolkien and C.S. Lewis is a concept that perpetually makes me realize a writer's innate nature to produce beauty through words. If I were (a) an aspiring and (b) to emulate the life of any one writer, i could not imagine one more inspirational than Tolkien. He lives the life that I dream.

    that's all
    xoxo
    pbp

    Posted on October 27, 2008 at 10:46 AM

     

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