Happy Friday! It’s time for the MFRW 52 week blog hop for 2018!
Welcome to week 6: 5 Authors I’d Like to meet (dead or alive).
Mark Twain – I was greatly inspired by Mark Twain when I was younger, and after visiting Hannibal, Missouri I was even more motivated. For a man who wrote sagacious wit, he lived a tragic life. It makes me realize how much we often take for granted and motivates me to do better. I would love to sit down over a cup of coffee or tea with him and ask a million questions and let him regale me with his sardonic humor.
J.R.R. Tolkien – To get inside his head! Oh my, can you just imagine?? Where did he get the ideas for . . . (fill in the blank) What inspired specific characters? Did he write linear? Did he write chronologically? Who did he feel influenced him?
Anne McCaffrey – The queen of all things dragon! Oh to discuss her dragon world would be amazing!
Katie McAlister – I would LOVE to sit down over lunch and talk shop with this amazing woman. I adore her sense of humor, her writing style and OK, it would probably have to be a full day’s worth because I would fangirl her so hard for the first several hours. SQUEAL!!!! Seriously though, I would love to meet her in person.
Chatty Chicks (Cathy Brockman, Vicki Locey, Misty Harvey, Amity Riles, and Emily Joy Grace Thompson! These women have kept me writing when I was so close to throwing in the towel numerous times. They have shared my ups and downs. They’ve offered a cyber shoulder to cry on, a cyber party to share our victories, and numerous hours of writing sprints! We would need a supply of coffee and cocoa, maybe some biscuits to snack on and several hours to visit in person. (OK, technically this is more than 5, but there is no way I could pick one of my chatty chick sisters and not the others, it’s a package deal!)
On a similar note, last year at Penned Con I got the chance to meet Angie Fox! I’ve adored her for years. When I found out she was a local St. Louisan, I hoped that some day I could meet her and I DID!!! By the way, she’s just as amazing in person. I hope I didn’t emberass her by fangirling her. I tried to act cool, but you know how it is, right? I don’t think I could have been any less cool if I had met Jensen Ackles in person. GAH!!!
Go check out what the other authors are saying in this blog hop. You can find their links here:
Write on my friend, write on!
I haven’t thought about this in years. Thanks for giving me something to turn over in my mind.
Great list! I also listed my virtual writing support group. The women of RChat (online twitter group) have made such a huge difference in my outlook on writing for the exact reasons you stated for Chatty Chicks! A great support system makes all the difference.
IN today’s cyber societies, our online friends are often in more frequent communications than real life – whether we are at home or in the office, we connect with like minded people in these groups, and get support from them whereas sometimes the real life people in our lives poopoo our writing ideas.
*Head slap* I completely forgot about Mark Twain!
Like you, I’d love to meet more of my online support authors:)
I don’t know some of these but I too would like to spend a weekend with the Chatty Chicks!