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Who is Your favorite Writer?

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« Reply #30 on: (00:22:23/01-06-13) »
Mine is defiantly Stephan King. :D

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« Reply #31 on: (03:00:51/01-06-13) »
Sir Pterry gets another vote over here. There are many others of course, but come on how could I not vote for the discworld?

I'd vote for myself but I'm not published yet :(.
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« Reply #32 on: (05:03:45/01-06-13) »
Thomas Pynchon for prose and Charles Simic for poetry.

Of genre writers Gibson, Lovecraft and Drake.

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« Reply #33 on: (20:10:11/02-11-13) »
Aside from the classics, like Mark Twain, I'd have to say I like Karen Travis. That republic commando series really shaped my view of special forces.
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« Reply #34 on: (20:13:44/02-11-13) »
I'd vote for myself but I'm not published yet :(.
I can't vote for myself, period.
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« Reply #35 on: (23:22:33/02-11-13) »
What, because you feel you're not that good?

I have to admit that I've really enjoyed developing conversation; the second part of the latest in Pananagutan was incredibly fun to write, and remains almost as fun to read, so I suppose I kind of half-count myself as one of my own favorite writers.  (Not published, alas.)
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« Reply #36 on: (13:34:43/02-12-13) »
Phillip K Dick.

There's just something about a good Sci-Fi writer with a healthy fear of God that goes the extra mile with me.
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« Reply #37 on: (15:04:16/02-12-13) »
I can't vote for myself, period.

You should, otherwise you may end up with a few self-esteem issues.
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« Reply #38 on: (17:37:07/02-12-13) »
I can't vote for myself, period.

You should, otherwise you may end up with a few self-esteem issues.
I'll vote for myself once I stop hitting that wall 6 chapters into whatever I write....
Speaking of god, had anyone read Jack L. Chalker's Planets Trilogy? 1.5 plots per book and no resolutions, gonna murder some people for that other .5 plot, though maybe it's in the 3rd book which I've yet to read.
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« Reply #39 on: (00:13:08/02-13-13) »
Alexandre Dumas
Neil Gaimen
David Gemmell
Terry Pratchet
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« Reply #40 on: (05:55:43/02-16-13) »
For me, that sort of influential writer (who I later notice showing up in my work from time to time) would be John Steakley.  Ironically, and unfortunately, he's actually from Cleburne, Texas, where my wife is from (and which had part of the city showcased in the film version of one of his stories, Vampire$)...but he passed away before we moved here.

I would've loved to have bought him a beer and thanked him for his stories, few as they were.

Armor has always stuck in my head after I read it that first time.  Great book.

Personal favorite is Brandon Sanderson (www.brandonsanderson.com).  Also, long time favorite, Isaac Asimov.
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« Reply #41 on: (11:11:23/02-16-13) »
Ah, iRobot is what inspired me to start writing, 90 something pages latter I can't think of a motivation for the main characters...
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« Reply #42 on: (11:20:19/02-16-13) »
Brandon Sanderson of the Mistborn series, and Max Barry of Jennifer Government and Machine Man.
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« Reply #43 on: (13:35:44/02-16-13) »
Ah, iRobot is what inspired me to start writing, 90 something pages latter I can't think of a motivation for the main characters...
Beer.

Of course, I'm Canadian, so that's typically my answer to everything.  ;D
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« Reply #44 on: (14:49:15/02-16-13) »
I'd give you a picture of an over under century clip equipped assault rifle as an example of what beer invents but I don't have the time at this second to dig it up for you.
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