Writing can be a lonely pursuit. We hum and har over words for years. Some of us wouldn’t dare to show our drafts until we’ve re-arranged them hundreds of times. When finally we decide to let those words see the light of day, we are crushed by the mediocre reaction from our friends.
Writers don’t need friends – we need a role model!
Role models, who faced the same adversities that you do, can help show a path through the difficult times. They inspire us and bolster our morale. One might say they are a necessary part of being a writer.
You may already have a role model. As a matter of fact, I’m sure most of you do. But for those who are in need of one, here’s one way to go about picking just the right one for you. Let us borrow from the vast wisdom of numerology…
- Pick your favorite number between 1-9
- Multiply by 3
- Add 3
- Then again multiply by 3… I’ll wait if you need a calculator
- You’ll get a 2 or 3 digit number
- Add the digits together
Now, scroll down and match the number to your mathemagically-chosen role model.
1. George R. R. Martin
2. Elizabeth Moon
3. Stephen King
4. J. R. R. Tolkien
5. Neil Gaiman
6. Paula Brackston
7. Robert Jordan
8. Kim Harrison
9. N. E. White
10. Hugh Howey
Okay, close your mouth and/or stop laughing so hard. Who’s your real role model?