Top Five Wednesday: Authors You’d Want to Write Like

Find more about T5W here! This week is authors you’d want to write like, which is such a great topic!

Neil Gaiman

I know his writing is controversial, but I find some of it so lyrical and poetic, especially in his short stories. I’ve always been a huge fan of his writing, and when I had to do creative pieces for English in high school, I would always try to channel him.

Donna Tartt

Her writing is so descriptive and I love it. It’s descriptive without being redundant (generally – there are some places where it’s a little redundant) and her ability to create character and distinct voices is so impressive.

Erin Morgenstern

I think anyone who’s read the Night Circus agrees. Her writing is just magical and beautiful. I would love to be able to write with that amount of magic.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

She manages to say everything I try to say in such a succinct and understandable way. I really admire her and her writing.

Rupi Kaur

I just recently read the sun and her flowers and it was amazing. I love how she makes her poems understandable, yet so emotional and raw. She isn’t afraid to take chances and I really admire that.

Those are the authors I’d like to be able to write like! I think it’s interesting that they’re almost all women and I’m super happy to see that!

What are your favourite writers?

Thanks for reading! xx

9 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Authors You’d Want to Write Like

  1. This is an interesting thought! And I agree – Neil Gaiman’s writing style is worth emulating. I don’t always like his stories, but I love his storytelling, if the distinction makes sense.

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  2. Great list!
    I really admire Rowling’s characterizations.
    For world building I like Brandon Sanderson.
    For depth I like William Golding.
    For productivity I like Stephen King.
    And for a fifth? I guess I like myself! 🙂

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  3. Neil Gaiman isn’t my cup of tea but there is something special about how his stories capture some people… 😉 And I NEED to read The Night Circus… I even have a copy, lol… its a goal for next year! I need to look up a couple of these too as you made them sounds so intriguing Ally! ❤

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