When my energy sags, and I need a pick me up, some authors inspire me more than others. Something about not only what they write, but how they write, how they approach their work, acts like a catalyst in my own mind. These tend to be writers who enjoy the act of writing more than others. I know for some, writing is agony, and I’m sorry for them, but if I don’t love it, I can’t make it work. So, here’s some folks you should read because I like them.
Jeffrey Ford, Steve Tem, Melanie Tem, Elizabeth Hand, Joe Lansdale, Neal Barrett, Jr., Jack Cady, Nelson Algren, Charles Willford, and Charles Bukowski.
Now go write an essay about why all of them are amazing. Due in two weeks. No extensions.