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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Devora, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Devora

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    If you could meet one writer, dead or alive, who would you want to meet? What would you want to discuss?

    I'll start: Isaac Asimov. I would discuss literature with him and tap into his vast knowledge.
     
  2. Noma Galway

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    Tolkien. I'd discuss the creation of languages with him, mostly.
     
  3. Writeking

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    Stephen King. I'd discuss how he keeps himself writing and staying motivated.
     
  4. DaFlaminUnicorn

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    Steven Moffat. I would ask him !!!!!!SPOILERS!!!!!!





    WHY THE HELL DID YOU KILL OFF AMY AND RORY!!!!!!!!?????
     
  5. Gryphos

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    Got to be Douglas Adams. I can just imagine a conversation with him being such fun experience.
     
  6. Ireth

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    Terry Pratchett. I think he'd be a lot of fun to talk to.
     
  7. Handsome John

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    Martin, and I'd talk to him about how much effort he put into world building before getting down to the actual writing.
     
  8. Legendary Sidekick

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    Mark Twain, though I doubt the conversation would last long since I'd bore him to death.
     
  9. Jabrosky

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    Robert E. Howard. I'd bounce ideas for sword & sorcery stories off him.
     
  10. Incanus

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    I'd really love to know this too!

    Apparently, he doesn't do a lot of plot outlining--but he never said anything about how much worldbuilding he did beforehand.
     
  11. Chessie

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    Agatha Christie (sorry she's not fantasy). She has an extensive collection of books, and all of the ones I have read have been delightful. I'd like to ask her how she managed to have such output.
     
  12. A. E. Lowan

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    Joss Whedon. I've loved his writing for years. He is an evil man, and I worship the ground he writes on. :D
     
  13. Wiciran

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    This is a really tough one. Either Tolkein or J.K. Rowling. They're both great. I'd have different questions for both. Though I might go with Tolkein. Mostly about the creation of the cultures of the various races in his legendarium.
     
  14. feathertoad

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    I would like to meet the great Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Who could ever forget the unforgettable novels he wrote like: One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Too bad he passed away but his works will be eternal.
     
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  15. Steerpike

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    Have to be Joseph Conrad or Vladimir Nabokov.
     
  16. Fyle

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    Theodor Geisel.

    Just because he seems like he would be a fun guy to converse with and have interesting things to say, and a lot to show off as far as first drafts and ideas for books.

    The man was actually a perfectionist and rewrote over and over. When you read his work, you probably think the words just flowed out naturally onto the paper when he wrote it.
     
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  17. TWErvin2

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    Roger Zelazny. I'd like to discuss writing and some of his novels, of course. And what he would've written/had planned if cancer wouldn't have taken him.
     
  18. CupofJoe

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    There are lots of modern authors I'd like to pick their brains about writing with, but I guess they have that enough and I'd get preformed answers to my [boring and repetitive -to them] questions...
    So I'd go for Lewis Carroll or Edgar Allan Poe.
    Poe would have to be fairly sober and not in one of his moods, so we could get drunk and rage together, I think a pub crawl with him would be fun...
    Carroll, I think would be interesting to talk to just to find out what his mind was like being a Fantasy/Nonsense writer and a mathematician [yes - I'd love to discover the "truth" behind Alice...]. And you've got to love the name "Charles Lutwidge Dodgson"...
     
  19. SugoiMe

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    Tolkien for Middle Earth talk and languages. Would I ever like to pick that man's brain for languages!

    I don't do that much reading, but maybe also C.S. Lewis, mostly to talk about Mere Christianity. Now that's another brilliant mind.
     
  20. Reaver

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    I have four (not in any particular order):

    John Haley, Phillip Overby, Robert MacAnthony and Anthony Dragani. If you don't know who these amazing writers are, it's imperative that you find out.
     
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