May 29, 2015
Question 25. What professional and non-professional writers do you admire?
I’m a big fan of Stephen King. I love that he sucks you into the character’s headspace faster than anyone else I’ve ever read. And he has this casual way of writing, like he’s just sitting back, drinking his tea, and dragging you through all of his stories without even lifting a finger while you get scared, surprised, you’re bleeding, crying, and then your favorite character dies right before your eyes, all while he’s smirking at you. Yeah, I like Stephen King’s writing.
Michael Crichton is another favorite, not because his books are exciting (which they are), but because he did so much research included all this technical shit and background that you almost want to skip over, but it’s written in such a way that you end up reading it anyway. And I don’t know how he did it. And his stories are always interesting.
Dean Koontz is another favorite, but mostly because of Intensity. That book AND movie? Both awesome. Oh, and John C. McGinley played the hell outta Edgeler Foreman Vess.
As far as non-professional writers, I really like Xanthe. Pretty much anything she writes, I’m on board to read it. I don’t care what fandom or what plot. I’m there.
There’s also morganoconner (SPN), strangenessandcharm (SPN), Raven (X-Files), LitGal (multiple), Lazulikat (AtS/BtVS), Kassandra (X-Files), Lorelei (X-Files), Mort (X-Files), sevenfists (SPN), speranza (SGA), scyllaya (SPN), and so many, many more! There are plenty of writers in multiple fandoms that I’ll read anything they write.
And I have to mention Arete214 because she’s written me some kick-ass fic, and also majesticduxk because I get sucked into those fics so hard that I end up reading them straight through without a break, and deadmockingbirds because I’ve recently started reading those fics and got sucked in as well.