If you could have the writing ability of one author, who would you choose, and why? Would you exchange writing styles permanently?
Stephenie Meyer. Clearly.
Naaaaah. It would have to be Karen Russell, for there are many to choose from (Anthony Burgess- A Clockwork Orange- is a veeeeery close second, for his mastery of language and just general literary genius). I am surprised that her collection of short stories (St. Lucy's Home for Girl's Raised by Wolves) was not better received. The stunning visceral quality to her prose, her brilliant imagination and some darkly comedic moments truly made all those stories a pleasure to read. I wish she would write more.