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In response to Gay Talese’s saddening inability to name any female writers who inspired him, John Scalzi came up with an incomplete list, off the top of his head, of a good few writers who have inspired him personally . . . and the comment, “That unfortunate man. Maybe he needs to read more widely. For a start.” It continues in the comments, with commenters’ “inspiring” lists.

There are some who would be on my “inspiring” list as well, some I haven’t read yet, some I like and/or admire but don’t personally find inspiring, and some I’m just not fond of. The great thing is the variety, and how many writers people have found inspiring.

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What’s your incomplete “inspiring” list?

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