A guest post by Mike Whitacre.
First thing’s first: I want to thank Len for inviting me to guest post at his blog. It’s an honor and a privilege, and I hope to share more online blog interactions in the future.
Now, I’m going to admit something right away: I don’t really have an all time favorite book. I don’t know if writers really do have one favorite book, I just know that I have several that meet the top of my Golden Standard, which is immensely lower than the actual Golden Standard, and horribly lower than a perfectionist’s standard. But, since this blog post is suppose to be about one author (which isn’t a hard choice) and one book (which is a hard choice), I have choose a book based on the standard that has driven me, guides me, and is practically the wind of my sails. Continue reading