People like to know what authors and books and inspire them. One of my favorite parts of my job is that people are interested in what makes me tick and I love to share where I find the motivation to write and to keep writing. I hope the models I list here will help other writers and artists to find their own catalyst toward creativity.
1. Ernest Hemingway – try “Hills like White Elephants” for starters.
2. Agatha Christie – her handle on suspense and thriller is what I aspire to achieve
3. Roald Dahl – funny and scary and serious all at the same time; the perfect balance of the three
4. J.D. Salinger – wrote about New York in a way that forced me to come here, but understood my teenage years before I even stepped onto the island
1. Alfred Hitchcock – do I even need to explain this one?
2. Christopher Nolan – his heroes are always dark, and little disturbed, but then his audience always roots from them.
3. Robert Mitchum – probably the biggest noir star of the 50s and 60s and gave rise to the anti-hero character that I’m so fascinated with.
4. David Fincher – I hope thoroughly enjoying “Fight Club” isn’t a cliche yet.
More to come on books and music. Stay tuned!