John B Keane, James Joyce, Yeats, Beckett and Oscar Wilde.
I admire anyone who has the guts and stamina to write a book.
anne rogers, theodocia mcclean,
I am totally in awe of Stephenie Meyer, Mari Mancusi, Julia Quinn and Meg Cabot.
I'd have to say that my favorite writer is probably Ray Bradbury. Bradbury had the amazing ability to give his readers a great deal of "familiarity" in a very few words. I am also quite fond of endings with "twists" (the reason why I also enjoy reading O. Henry) and Ray Bradbury was a master at this.
Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, William Blake, Robert Browning
Stephan Gould, Richard Dawkins, Ken Wilber, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Heinlein,
John Milton, Dante, Homer, Frank Herbert, H.G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Hesse, Franz Kafka, James Michener, Robert Ludlum, Anne Rice and Stephan King
Jeffry Archer: Cain & Abel. Dan Brown: Dreamland. Clancy: Without remorse.
Books like that... I use Napoleon Hill's Book Think and Grow rich, like a bible.
There is not a particularly writer that I try to immitate. In general, I prefer writers whose prose is clear and easy to understand, but reflects exposure to multiple points of view. I came to enjoy Thomas Wolfe, while living in Asheville, NC. His books make the most sense, if you are walking in the places he walks. Other favorites are Margaret Mitchell, James Mitchner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Jones, and Charles Dickens. YES, I am eclectic in my reading!
Writers that I admire the most are usually dead, like Dostoevsky. But modern writers that I admire are Toni Morrison and Amy Tan.
I admire a handicapped man like Stephen Hawking for doing things which healthy people cannot do. He is one of my idols.
Other writers I admire are:
Tulsidas, who wrote the Ramayan in the language of the low caste people
Vyasadeva, composer of the Vedas.
Stephen Knapp, famous Vedical writer
David Frawley, famous Vedical writer
Linda Johnson, wrote the book ‘idiot’s guide to hinduism’
Ian Stephenson, for doing deep research during twenty years about reincarnation. At the end his source manuscript consisted of about 20 000 pages, wow what a massive energy and work.
Ramanujan Shrinivasu, poor tamil mathematician and natural born genius, wrote thousands of formulas and had a fundamental believe in a specific Hindu goddess. He died poor and young in a Britisch Hospital during the Second World War.
Max Allan Collins
James Nelson, Timothy Zahn, Robert Jordan, Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weiss, R.A. Salvatore
Prose: Vivian Van Velde, Scott Westerfeld, Stephenie Meyer, Harper Lee, Daniel Pink, Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle... the list could really go on and on.
Zakes Mda, E.V. Cunningham, and Chinua Achebe, and well, Myself. (laugh).