I subscribe to the RSS feed for Writing is My Drink, a blog about – no surprise! – writing. Theo Pauline Nestor teaches writing at the University of Washington and is the author of popular memoir, How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed.
Nestor has a thought-provoking post on her blog today regarding the importance of identifying the authors who influence/inspire you. She has her list of 10, from Woody Allen to Lorrie Moore. You can read her post here.
I don’t have my tribe of ten identified. The late, great Laurie Colwin is one. Anne Lamott? Likely, very likely. Judging from my bookshelves, I’d have to list Lawrence Block. That feels right, too.
I’m going to ponder this some more. Suggestions welcome.