Who is your favorite fictional author?

LitHub comes out with many articles a day, each a significant work. Here’s a compilation of 50 fictional characters who write

Each character has a bio and compulsion – who is your favorite? Are you writing a writer into your fiction?

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Jack Torrance, The Shining

Author bio: Your typical alcoholic writer type, who accepts a winter position at the Overlook in the hopes of fixing up his life—and (of course) finding time to work. It does not go that well!

Authorial compulsion: “He would write it because the Overlook had enchanted him—could any other explanation be so simple or so true? He would write it for the reason he felt that all great literature, fiction and nonfiction, was written: truth comes out, in the end it always comes out. He would write it because he felt he had to.”

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