May 5, 2013

10 Writers Made Entirely of Awesome

In no particular order.
These are people who write books or blogs or other things with words, who probably are quite good at writing things with words, who use words a lot and happen to use them well.

"... a person who instead of being made out of like, bones and skin and tissue, is made entirely of awesome."
-John Green

TEN// Speaking of John Green, I would like to express my deep appreciation for his awesomeness.
I have honestly never read any of his books and may not in the future, but I am a devoted Nerdfighter of his YouTube channel, where he is kind of awesome.
And also his brother, Hank. Hank Green is awesome too.

NINE// Ashley Tahg.
Ashley blogs, and also writes stories, and I must say that she is extremely good at both.
Her stories excite me greatly even though I haven't read past the prologues she has published.

EIGHT// Rick Riordan. Uncle Rick (as he is affectionately named by his fanbase) writes books.
#1 New York Times Bestselling books, in fact.
Some of his works include The Kane Chronicles, the Percy Jackson series, and the Heroes of Olympus series, the latter two of which I have an unhealthy obsession for.
One factor that largely contributes to his awesomeness is his relationship with his fans (see Uncle Rick), and also how he writes books about Greek mythology.
Because Greek mythology is beast.

SEVEN// Mark Twain (or Samuel Clemens if you must.)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
and The Prince and the Pauper.
This man was like the John Green of the mid-1800s.

SIX// Mark Gatiss, the famed BBC screenplay-er who wrote some of my favorite Sherlock & Doctor Who episodes. As a child, he wrote a short story entitled A Day At The Beach which involved a decapitation.
He's also Mycroft Holmes.

FIVE// Clive Staples Lewis, being the creator of Narnia & Perelandra and mastermind behind The Screwtape Letters. 
His ideal happiness was, “to be always convalescent from some small illness and always seated in a window that overlooked the sea, there to read these poems (Renaissance Italian epic) eight hours  of each happy day.” 
 He also regularly had dreams about lions. So, there's that.

FOUR// Nessima Tavariel.
Your blog is my favorite to read. The atmosphere makes me so incredibly happy, as if you and I are united in a giant fuzzy sweater of geekery.
My dear, you are one of those best people that Alice's father told her about.
You write a lot of words, which makes yours the kind of blog I want to read while sipping Earl Gray tea wrapped up in a fuzzy oversized cardigan.

THREE// Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
This man believed in faeries, and also wrote stories about a detective named Sherlock Holmes.

TWO// John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.
'Nuff said.

ONE// Lemony Snicket has a very special way with words. 
His childhood hobbies were, "taxidermy and playing the harpsichord." 


  1. happy feelings happy feelings happy feeeeelings


  2. You listed me among your favourite authors.


    All the fuzzy feelings I be feeling right now... I'm gonna give you a virtual hug now.

  3. i just found this.
    and help me.
    i'm crying.
    i'm just so happy i'm crying.

  4. She goes by Tahg, and she's one of my best friends in real life. GO ASHLEY!!! Thank you for listing her; she totally deserves it :D

  5. Arthur Conan Doyle! He's also one of my most favorite authors! SHERLOCK HOLMES ROCKS!