15 Writers who have Influenced Me

Note: This is a Facebook thing, but I figured I`d post it here instead.

by Miles Reid-Lobatto on Thursday, 02 December 2010 at 11:53

The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who’ve influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag at least fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what authors my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.)



  1. Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  2. Jin Yong
  3. Gu Long
  4. C.S. Forester
  5. Chris Claremont
  6. Kazuo Koike
  7. John Ostrander
  8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  9. Hayao Miyazaki
  10. Keith Giffen
  11. Terry Prachett
  12. Ken Akamatsu
  13. Luo GuanZhong
  14. Masashi Kishimoto
  15. Robert van Gulik

Note: The above list includes a healthy dose of comic book writers as well as “formal“ authors because I was an avid comic reader growing up, and so some of them influenced the way I look at stories.

In order of who popped into my mind first only – and probably missing loads.