I had to think long and hard for this, because there are so many greats. I’d love to talk to Charles Dickens. Most of his work gave a hard look at the working class and society of his time, dark and heavy, Hard Times or A Tale of Two Cities. On the other hand, he wrote Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. What a great mind. I’d love to sit down and have tea with him. Ask him what he would write if he were alive today.
However, then I thought why Charles? Actually, I’d love to sit down with William Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien or Leo Tolstoy. How awesome would it be to have a round table discussion with these great authors? Ask them how their thought process was when researching a subject.
All of them had great imaginations to entertain us. Mostly I’d love to ask them what motivated them, was it some force that made them need to tell a story? Did they have something to say? Did they plot out every chapter? Or did they fly by the seat of their pants?
So many questions I have for them. But I still haven’t answered Regan’s question. If I could consult on my latest WIP with one of them, who would it be? I would take the round table discussion, because I truly cannot pick one of the other. I would ask William what or who inspired his plays.
I would ask all of them what advice they would give me. What mistakes did they make that they would tell other writers not to do?
As you can tell, I really would be awestruck meeting such men and wouldn’t know what to ask when it came right down to it.
Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog Regan, I hope I didn’t babble too much and bore everyone to death.
If anyone is interested, here are a few places you can find me.
Web site: www.marymartinez.com
Garden Blog: http://marysbooksblogger.blogspot.com/