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My Magnificent Seven (Writers, That is)

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Early this summer, I wrote a guest post on Lovely Reads as part of my Crimson & Cream blog tour. My post detailed my seven favorite writers and I shared why their work resonated with me. Why seven? Other than it being a lucky number, the eight spot proved too difficult to decide on, so I stopped at seven. I've polished up the post a bit and am re-sharing it here, to give you a little glimpse into what I enjoy, and the writers I strive to emulate. Over the years, I've had the privilege of hearing three of them speak about their craft.

To be clear, these are my personal favorites, not my opinion on the best writers of all time, or anything like that.

7.  T. Coraghessan Boyle
Equally excellent at challenging satirical novels as he is at short-stories, T.C. Boyle’s characters are studies in tormented complexity. My favorite tip from Mr. Boyle is “My standard advice for aspiring writers is to come from a wealthy family.” My personal favorite Boyle novel; The Inner Circle.

6.  Rob…