Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Rita Mae Brown, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Musical genuis that inspires me: Willie Nelson, Patti Labelle, Michael Jackson, Jessi Colter, Roberta Flack, Emmy Lou Harris, Otis Redding
From Contemporary Christian music, I admire Rich Mullins, Twila Paris, Michael W. Smith, and Steven Curtis Chapman.
From earlier Christian music, I admire Fanny J. Crosby.
From prose, I admire C. S. Lewis.
From the blogosphere, I admire Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter.
I think I've been writing about them this whole time. My favorite YW writers are Katherine Patterson (Jacob Have I Loved is still one of my favorite books of all times), Ursula Le Guin, Madeline L'Engle, Robin McKinley (Blue Sword was the first book I ever read), Jennifer L. Holm, Shannon Hale, Judy Bloom, Susan Cooper, and too many other's to name. My latest author who I am floored by is Kathleen Duey. Skin Hunger gave me chills (and I couldn't put it down) and gave me courage to continue on with my multi-voiced, different perspective novel.
I have read a lot of different books from a wide variety of genres and I guess the best way for me to answer this is by saying I admire anyone who is willing to try and communicate and express their thoughts and beliefs to another person in the written form. I have always held the belief that this world is divided into people who are good with numbers and people who are good with words. I have always known that I fall into the latter category and I would be a fool to not play to my God given talents.
I think it is very admirable to put your thoughts and feelings onto paper for the world to see and judge you by.
Emily Bronte, Margaret Mitchell, Miles Franklin, Joan Lindsay, T.S. Elliot, Bram Stoker, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Allan Poe, Graham Swift.
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One author that I admire is Danielle Steele because she has a creative mind that will take you anywhere you want to go in your fantansies. She is limitless in what she writes about. So many of her stories have been betrayed on the screen not only to provide entertainment but to provide guidance and insight in some of the very things that are portrayed in every day life.
Another Writer i like is Tom Clancy his writing style is so action filled and some of things will have you on yours toes.
I also like Brenda Jackson for her romantic spice that she brings to the literary world.
Okay. I can't help but like Zane she brings the erotic flavour to your doorstep and you can't help but open up the door and let her creative mind light your mood in the bedroom up igniting a flame that can't be easily quenched.
well-known? I can say Sidney Sheldon, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mitch Albom and Bob Ong
I assume living writers is what is meant, so I would say Donna Tartt, Nick Hornby, Charles Frazier, Nani Power, Patrick Somerville, Joyce Carol Oates, John Colapinto, Frank Rich, Peter Schledjdahl, Louis Menand.
Nabokov, Shakespeare, Sven Hassel, Mircea Eliade, J.R.R. Tolkien and I.L. Caragiale.
Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens - because their works are still read today and still speak to readers today. I also admire that they wrote not only to entertain but also to teach; they made a difference in their society through their works. Entertainment came first, but they also left us things to think about in the stories they told.
Daphne du maurier, Norah Roberts, Emily Bronte, Jane Austen. Terry Pratchett, Alexander McCall Smith.
Although technically not a book, the writers of the Final fantasy seven game, Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima both caught my admiration for what I believe is one of the most remembered and loved games due to its incrediible storyline.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Ian Flemming (What would we do without Bond?)
I simply adore the classics: William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens. They are such gifted writers/poets, and their work serve as a major influence in my writing styles and grammar.
William Styron, Annie Proulx, James Bradley, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Michael Faber, Sebastian Faulks