Monday, April 9, 2012

Heroes! Holy Idols, Batman!

Well I figured today I'd do something less "seriously on topic," and go with a little bit of fun.
So no, I'm not going to discuss heroes in fiction, how I write heroes, heroic characteristics or anything remotely related to dashing, fictional protagonists (or love interests) men in stretchy suits, or cape-wearing crime fighters.

But, that would be a fun post too, wouldn't it?

Instead I thought I'd take a breather and just do a list. It's kind of cheating, but it tuns out a blog a day for a month is a LOT.
Besides, its a good thing to keep your eye on your own heroes, the people you aspire to be like, the ones whose level you would love to rise to. With that in mind, I'll offer a list of my top, author heroes, and then ask y'all to chime in with your own. Who do you want to write like? Who's career do you wish you had? Who is the one you read when you want to remember how this story making thing should go?

My Author Heroes:

Andre Norton
Tanith Lee
Ann McCaffrey
Patricia McKillip
Christopher Moore
Gregory MacGuire
William Shakespeare
Douglas Adams

It's a bit of all over the place, eh? They say diversity equals strength...or at least, I say it.

Okay, who do you pick?
~ Frances


Alyssia said...

I just discovered Christopher Moore, and am, one, bummed I've been missing out on his genius until now, but, two, am happier than a bug in a rug to be reading someone so wonderfully talented.

I just read On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves, and am thoroughly impressed with her work.

Perle said...

To Andre Norton, Ann McCaffrey, Douglas Adams, I would add
Isaac Asimov (the original foundation series, and I Robot, Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, J.K. Rowling, Colette, May Sarton...
So many, so many.

Voss Foster said...


Stanislaw Lem
Frank Beddor
Ira Levin
Cecilia Tan
Stephenie Meyer (my most recent addition)

Fantastic post,

jabblog said...

I'd pick Margaret Atwood, Annie Proulx, Oscar Wilde among many others.
(Visiting from A-Z)

Sylvia Ney said...

Diversity is wonderful! Shakespeare would be on my list as well.

New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


C.M.Brown said...

Hard call, I would need to think a bit more about this.


Jaleta Clegg said...

My list is very similar. I'd add Elizabeth Moon right after Andre Norton. And Terry Pratchett.