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Write a post in the style of (or simply inspired by) a favorite author. Photographers, artists, poets: show us HOMAGE. Thanks for the great idea, dwbb96!

I will not even try to imitate my favorite authors, I would not want to insult their talents. I can pay homage to them by stating why I admire them so much. I love Emile Zola for his social commentary about the many facets of French society, he had the capacity to paint not just the environment but the people into true living portraits where the reader’s understanding of another country’s culture is deepened while being engaged in remarkable works of fiction.

Jane Austen, all things Jane Austen, I love all of her stories. My favorite couple of all time is Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. I also loved Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Jane Austen’s amazing ability to paint young ladies and their relationships in Victorian England is the primary reason why I adore her so. I have been fascinated by her heroines for so long and her writings have never gotten old in my estimation. I could only dream to hopefully infuse my heroine with half of the relate ability that say Lizzie Bennet has, I can only hope to aspire to Jane Austen’s talents, a hopeless illusion I know, but with writing as much as anything else, it is good to have goals.

Another favorite of mine is the late Robert Jordan of the Wheel of Time series. I am still mourning the end of the series. I made a nice bunch of friends during that series; Rand, Elayne, Matt, Perrin, Nynaeve and Egwene. He made their universe as real as ours for me. I am sad that he won’t be able to paint another universe into existence with his words.

What I am saying essentially I guess, is that all of my favorite authors know how to paint with their words and know their characters inside and out, so well that they know how to reveal them to us so that we get to know them and love them. That is what I am hoping to do eventually and probably clumsily, but still trying to achieve, the ultimate goal of having my heroine become beloved.