We are all inspired by the past.
What was guides for what will.
It’s been 80 years since one of the most influential books in the Western world was published, The Hobbit.Not only has Tolkien influenced and inspired my writing but so have many others.
I made a list of authors that have inspired me to become the best author I can be.
List of Inspirational Authors
J. R. R Tolkien
J. D Salinger
George R. R Martin
Is there any authors I should know? and
Who inspires whom?
8 thoughts on “List of Inspirational Authors”
The biggest influence for me right now has to be Terry Pratchett. But I have also been doing a lot of general reading in my genre, for the purposes of influence and growth. Tolkien is an influence, too, but simply because everything in modern fantasy is descended from him.
Anne McCaffery has been a big influence, Andrew J Offutt, Andre Norton, JRR Tolkien, and more recent authors like Raine Thomas, Jennifer L Armentrout (mostly the Lux Series), and Tahereh Mafi.
Great list. I’ve gone back and read through classics that I missed or didn’t appreciate the first time around. Dickens, Hemingway, Conan Doyle, and Stephen King have been inspirational.
Yeah I’ve done that with a few classics. I read The Odyssey and some of Hemingways stories quite recently and it did the same thing 😃
Great list. I’m definitely stealing some of those and placing them on my list lol. Thanks for sharing, mate.
Alexandre Dumas and James Patterson are my inspiration.
Somerset Maugham. Reading his book, Of Human Bondage, inspired me to write again after nearly 18 years. 🙂
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