The Writers Voice
Where you get to know the people behind the pages
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This is Emma Michaels, the author of 'The Thirteenth Chime’ and 'Anasazi' and I am taking over! Don’t worry, it is only for one post. To introduce you to the team of amazing authors who are a part of a new blog called, ‘The Writers Voice’. A blog run by 11 authors and dedicated to letting you get to know each of us and the authors we feature! Here is a glimpse at a few of our perspectives by seeing our answers to:
Who is one person in the past or present who you felt was truly visionary?
“I’m totally waving my dork flag here, but I think a huge visionary when it comes to writing is Gene Roddenberry.”
“My youngest brother, Nate is an amazing visionary. Out of college in 2002, he formed an Indie band called Sherwood. How he convinced five guys to pack up in a white van and tour across the country, literally singing each night for gas and food is beyond me. They slept where they could, showered when available, and starved sometimes for their dream. They did this for years before eventually getting signed with a smaller label, then landed a contract with My Space Records where they toured the world. His vision for the band kept things going when it would have been so much easier to quit. Though they’ve never made it “big, big”, they’ve fulfilled the dream of most middle aged men in a cubicles wish they did when they had the chance. And still, my brother doesn’t have a “job” job and earns a living utilizing his talents shooting music video’s for other bands, building his fanraiser website, and Sherwood.”
“I would have to say Jane Austen, who I am actually learning about right now in my Women's Literature Class.”
“Um, I’m going to have to think on that one… lol”
“JK Rowling. Hands down.”
“JRR Tolkien – he didn’t care whether his books got published or not. For years, he just kept at it, building intricate worlds and creating characters that will be forever remembered. I think he knew his characters would be famous one day and that his work would become world literature that would shape high fantasy and make room for authors such as the immensely talented Terry Brooks.”
Oh yeah, did I mention we have amazing guest authors?
Here is a sneak peak of a few of the interviews we have planned for the future:
“Literature-wise, I would say Arthur C Clarke... his sci-fi books, written far ahead of their time, were simply amazing, truly inspiring. One of my favourite books as a child was Islands In The Sky - it was fantastic.
I'd also go off the subject of literature and say Richard Branson. I recently read that phase one of the world's first commercial spaceport is nearly finished. He has such an amazing vision and he is seeing it through. Incredible.”
“J.K. Rowling. In my opinion, she is unparalleled. Before her, I’d have to say Edgar Allan Poe.”
I hope you will join us at The Writers Voice and hear more from our team and other writers from around the web!
“The Writers Voice: Where you get to know the people behind the pages”