25 Most Influential Writers

The instructions are to “name 25 writers who have influenced you. These are not necessarily your favorite writers or those you most admire, but writers who have influenced you. Then you tag 25 people.” I won’t be tagging 25 people, so if you want to do this, please do! I’m going to borrow from Dorothy of “Of Books and Bicycles” to list names roughly chronologically (following one’s life).

1. Carolyn Haywood

2. Beverly Cleary

3. Laura Ingalls Wilder

4. Anne Frank

5. Ernst G. Schmidt

6. Darryl Sifford

7. Flannery O’Connor

8. Clark DeLeon

9. Rachel Simon

10. Lorrie Moore

11. Ursula Hegi

12. David Allen

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