Favorite Authors Prompt

This writing prompt is thanks to Writing Inspired, a great blog you should all check out. Find pictures of 3-4 of your favorite authors and write why they inspire you.

Randa Abdelfattah

  • uses great voice
  • tells stories of meaning
  • brings diversity of characters-Muslims, multicultural upbringing etc.
  • witty, sarcastic, strong female characters
  • is also a human rights lawyer!

Meg Cabot

  • hilarious
  • writes in various genres and rocks at all of them
  • knows her mythology and legends
  • great female protagonists
  • positive and encourage influence
  • builds a great community of readers, writers, fans on her website
  • entertaining blogger

Gail Carson Levine

  • very humble and wise
  • wonderful, unique retellings of fairy tales
  • makes princesses extraordinary
  • very helpful writing blog
  • wrote a great Writing Magic book
  • I love Ella Enchated!

J.K. Rowling

  • wrote a fantastic tale worthy of 7 books
  • one of the earliest influences that writing was magical
  • balances fun and action with seriousness and deep values
  • remembered a huge complex cast of characters in a fantasy world
  • also a great speaker

Let me know who your favorite authors are and why!


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