"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What If...



I figured I would play the "What if..." game today. What if you could choose any one author (living or dead) to work with on a project, who would it be?

Honestly, I'm not sure I have an answer to this myself. There are too many authors I would love to pen something with that I can't really pick one. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? J.K. Rowling? Dan Brown maybe? hmmm....

What about you? Do you have an authorial hero you'd give anything to work with?

8 comments:

tosh said...

Oh, I like this game!

I would want to hang out with Mark Twain. He was a master storyteller and incorporated dialect superbly. James Baldwin, because he was so deliberated and eloquent in his use of language. James Grisham, because of he the insight of a criminal mind and the fact that he wrote en route to work on the commuter train. William Faulkner, also a great storyteller and wrote from a southerner's perspective and OMG! I haven't named not one female and the are who I read mostly! Hmmm.....I have to say Paula Giddings, for her research and perspective on the role of African American women during the Civil Rights Movement.

stacey said...

e.e. cummings
without a doubt.
;)

MuMuGB said...

Alexandre Dumas (the Count of Monte Cristo) would be my choice. A fantastic author!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Hi!!! I'm back from my trip :-)

Great game! Can I give three answers?

NEIL GAIMAN
NEIL GAIMAN
NEIL GAIMAN

C.M. Villani said...

tosh - Grisham is one of my absolute favorites! good choices. :)

C.M. Villani said...

Stacey - are you a poet at heart? E.E. Cummings has so truly great work.

C.M. Villani said...

Muriel - The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favoriite classic novels. I totally don't blame you for that choice.

C.M. Villani said...

HI SAM!!!! Good god, girl, where've you been? Just kidding. I hope you had a fabulous time being wined and dined by your agent and editor. That is the coolest thing. :)

hm....are you sure? you kind of seem up in the air about your choice. hee hee hee justkidding.

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