Writing 1, 2, 3
Post date: Jun 20, 2015 10:03:11 PM
There is not much in this world that is automatic except for some universal constants; gravity, breathing (except when you stop), sun, moon, stars, tide, etc. The point is that writing is not automatic. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. There is only your way of writing. That makes it your style. Not everyone will like your style and that is not the point. I do not like romance novels but have read some. Develop your style and your readers will come to you; if it is pretty good they may flock to you. No matter how many or how few readers you have you are developing a following one soul at a time. That is the way other authors have done it:
See below list copied from Smashing Lists; Ten Most Famous Authors:
Ten Most Famous Authors of All Time
10. OSCAR WILDE
Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. His actual name is Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde and he was born on the 16th October in 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. In the early 1890s, he became the most famous playwrights in all of London and he is remembered by his plays now. He is imprisoned which later led to his early demise; something we will not be discussing here. He was married to Constance Lloyd and his most notable works include The Importance of Being Earnest and the Picture of Dorian Gray.
9. JAMES JOYCE
This is another Irish novelist and poet. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born on the 2nd February of 1882 and is considered to be very influential at the time. He is best known for Ulysses, Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake. You can find a statue of James Joyce on the North Earl Street in Dublin, Ireland.
8. FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
This particular writer comes from Russia. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born on the 11th November in 1821. He used to write novels, short stories and essays. His works would generally talk about human psychology and the troubled political and social society of the Russian world. His most notable works include Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers and Karamzov. He was married to Maria Dmitriyevna Isayeva who died in 1864. Fyodor died on the 9th February 1881.
7. WILLIAM FAULKNER
William Cuthbert Faulkner was born on the 25th September of 1897. He is a Nobel laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. He is an American writer and has written many novels, short stories, essays and screenplays. He is popular for his novels and short stories though and interestingly, most of them are set in a fictional Yoknapatawpha County. He is known for The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom! And A Rose for Emily. He was married to Estelle Oldham and he died on the 6th July of 1962.
6. ERNEST HEMINGWAY
This is another writer that needs no introduction. Earnest Miller Hemmingway was born on the 21st July of 1899 and was an American author and journalist. He had a strong influence on the 20th century fiction. This guy won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He has published around seven novels, six short stories and two non-fiction works. He has been married many times in his lifetime (four) and the longest one of his marriages stayed for fifteen years. Earnest died on the 2nd July of 1961.
Page 2 has the rest so you may follow the link and click on page two if you like but you get the picture.
The thing is have you read all of these authors? I have not because not all of them are not my style and some of them I would not have read if it had not been an assignment and some I only read (Catcher in the Rye, Lady Chatterley's Lover, etc.) since they were controversial at the time and have fallen by the wayside. Jonathon Livingston Seagull, etc.
Spoiler alert below:
The most famous author is William Shakespeare. Not on the list are the writers of the Koran, the Bible, etc. so what constitutes a list and who makes it is subjective or collective and not everyone agrees.
Make your own list and put you at the top. Ha, ha, ha!
My most memorable authors?
1. David Alan Binder
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