This is my first time participating in Follow Friday, which is hosted by parajunkee.com & alisoncanread.com Each week they each feature a blogger and participating folks answer a question posed by the featured blogger. For the full rules, click through on the button.
Q: Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?
Okay, I'm going to assume that I can take the liberty of choosing any author, living or dead for this question.
- Ernest Hemingway
Papa. One of my favorite authors. Not sure if we'd talk, hang out with the cats in Cuba, or do something bold and adventurous. As long as he weren't drinking, I'd love to spend time with Hemingway. I doubt he'd be very chatty, but to be in his presence would be a treat. There is so much mystique surrounding Hemingway. I'd love to find out if the man is what I imagine him to be.
- Mark Twain
Samuel Clemens. The man's recently published unexpurgated autobiography was a 2010 New York times bestseller that the stores couldn't keep on the shelf. At Twain's request, the unedited version was not to be published until 100 years after his death. He wanted to be frank and candid, and he knew much of what he said could hurt his reputation. Talking with Mr. Clemens would be colorful. Gossip, humor, sarcasm, strong opinions--they'd definitely be present. And what a window into the world of 19th century America he would be!
- C.S. Lewis
I'd love to sit and wax philosophical with C.S. Lewis. We could discuss The Screwtape Letters. I'd love to hear what inspired him to write the work in such an interesting format. Letters from one demon to another . How cool is that??! The conversation would be both enthralling and enlightening!