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Beatrix Potter, for her skill in making a simple story so delightfully entertaining. William Horwood, for advice on how describe scenes and to pull the reader in with every one of their senses. JRR Tolkien, for the ability to tell an epic tale that spans generations and lands without losing momentum.

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I'm a huge fan of Stephen King but I think I prefer Hemingway's style simply because it's very simplistic and minimalist. He says what he has to say in as few words as possible without compromising on quality.

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Mark Twain. I feel it would make for an entertaining class as well as an incredibly useful one!
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This is the short version of my list: Alive--JK Rowling, George RR Martin, Mercedes Lackey.

Sadly passed away before I could take said course from them: JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Charles Dickens, Marion Zimmer-Bradley
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I would definitely choose J.K.Rowling.

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OOPS I didn't realize I already responded to this topic. :oops2: sorry
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Great question. For me, it would have to be Virginia Woolf. When I first read her books, it was the first time I realized how powerful and beautiful the language can be.

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I would choose Walter Mosley. His fiction and writing style are awesome. And he has even written some books about writing and what fiction is all about. And if we could resuscitate deceased authors, I'd go for Henry James. There's a man who knows his way around a sentence!

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I think I would choose to take a writing class with Charles Dickens, as his writing style is amazing.

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I would also choose William Shakespeare because he would prove to be a great writing class instructor.

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I would really love a discussion-style/workshop class with a different author every week or two. I would like more than one discussion per author, but I would like to learn a little from a variety of them. Mostly I hear over and over from authors "Write. You just have to write even if it's garbage." but I want to delve deeper with many of them. What do they use as an activity when they are stuck. What about their own relationships with the characters? How did they find an editor and a publisher? What do they wish they had known when they "started" their career?

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There are so many authors it would be great to get advice from. Mainly I think the classics would be fascinating, like Fitzgerald, Wilde, Austen. It would definitely be a learning experience to have a class with Shakespeare. Thought-provoking idea.
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Arthur Conan Doyle, Shakespeare or Edgar Allen Poe. I never paid attention in school and I wish I had.

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stoppoppingtheP wrote:
14 Jan 2016, 13:55
I think I would choose Adriana Trigiani, my all time favorite author. The way she weaves her words is just magical.
She is a great author and I am sure she would teach a fabulous teacher. I have actually emailed her and got a response back. I feel that she is very fond of her fans.

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Khaled Hosseini has a very compelling way of writing fiction. I have to remind myself that his characters are not real.

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