Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic, and you just post five books that fit that topic.
This week’s theme, in honor of NaNoWriMo (which I “won” yesterday BTW) is authors I want to write like.
Onwards and upwards!
Maureen Johnson: Maureen Johnson is my favorite author. Not only is she a great author, but she also seems to be a wonderful and delightful person. I’ve been following her on social media for about 10 years now, and she is nothing but her authentic self. She has a love for crime and weird things, much like me, and has a genuine relationship with her readers. I want to have that someday.
JK Rowling: Am I ever going to write a series of fantasy novels? No. Am I going to write one fantasy novel? No. BUT my goal with my writing is to be someone’s JK Rowling, you know. I want something I write to be as loved as I love Harry Potter. I don’t want to write the next Harry Potter, I just want one person to like my writing enough to say it’s their favorite.
John Green: I love John Green’s work, and much like Maureen Johnson, John Green has a genuine connection with his fanbase. He also writes so beautifully. John Green puts more meaning into a single sentence than everything I have ever written. He’s amazing and deserves all the recognition he is getting.
The Welcome to Night Vale guys: I love Night Vale. I just finished listening to It Devours! The review of which will be hitting your dashboards next week. The world building, the character building, everything about Night Vale is great. It’s smart but not overly smart, it’s deep without having to sit back and think about it. And those guys write a love story the likes of which I have never heard.
D. C. Wheelwright: Who is this? Well, this writer is a fairly decent Supernatural Fan Fiction writer who has been working on writing her first novel for, like 2 years, and can’t remember when she broke one of the main character’s arms and this poor girl has had Schrodinger’s broken arm for the last 50,000 words. D. C. Wheelwright is the name that I will use as author when that day comes. And honestly, there is no one I would rather write like, than her.
Who’s talent do you envy?
Until next time Internet,