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Senior HTF Member
Nov 26, 2002
We're drafting movies, bands, and dream guys/gals, so why not authors?

This draft will go 10 rounds, and like the other drafts will follow an alternating 1-16, 16-1 order. Fiction, non-fiction, comic book/strip writers, poets, playwrights, journalists... any type of writer is fair game. If you want to draft the guy who writes all those intensely irritating "Can you hear me now?" commercials, go right ahead.

However, I've decided that screenwriters and songwriters/lyricists are not allowed. I think it would make it too close to the movie and music drafts, and open up the field too wide. If they have a published body of work separate from their movie/music career, then they're okay. TV writers are okay.


Kurt Vonnegut
Ray Bradbury
J.D. Salinger
John Irving
Roald Dahl
Lewis Carroll
James Thurber
Italo Calvino
Bill Watterson
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Eric Eickhorst
Vladimir Nabokov
Alexandre Dumas
George Orwell
John Milton
Victor Hugo
Dave Barry
Anthony Burgess
Hunter S. Thompson
Ken Kesey
Dante Alighieri

George Kaplan
J.R.R. Tolkien
Charles Dickens
Agatha Christie
L. Frank Baum
Al Franken
Neil Simon
Rod Serling
Roger Ebert
Gary Larson
Jesus Christ

Stephen King
Louis L'Amour
Stan Lee
Robert Jordan
Mark Twain
Frank Herbert
Clive Barker
Alan Dean Foster
Mary Higgins Clark
Charles M. Schulz

Jan H
William Shakespeare
William Faulkner
Philip Roth
Don DeLillo
Larry McMurtry
W.B. Yeats
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathanael West
John Kennedy Toole
Flannery O'Connor

John Dhein
Jules Verne
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Hans Christian Andersen
Lawrence Block
Raymond Chandler
John D. MacDonald
Ann Rule
Thomas Jefferson
Terence Dickinson

Brian Lawrence
Joyce Carol Oates
Robert A. Heinlein
Thomas Hardy
Robert R. McCammon
D.H. Lawrence
Anne Tyler
Peter Straub
Truman Capote
Ed Gorman
Dan Simmons

Albert Camus
Ernest Hemingway
Jorge Luis Borges
Jean-Paul Sartre
Anton Chekhov
Dashiell Hammett
Salman Rushdie
Robert Frost
Samuel Beckett
Sylvia Plath

Haruki Murakami
H.P. Lovecraft
Kazuo Ishiguro
Larry Niven
Joseph Conrad
Andrea Barrett
Stephen Jay Gould
Charles Frazier
Cormac McCarthy
Sherman Alexie

Justin Doring
James Joyce
F. Scott Fitzgerald
T. S. Eliot
Herman Melville
Oscar Wilde
David Mamet
Willa Cather
Henry James
William Carlos Williams
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Douglas Adams
Arthur C. Clarke
Carl Hiaasen
Terry Pratchett
Neil Gaiman
John Le Carre
William Styron
William Wharton
Norman Spinrad
Cordwainer Smith

Walter Kittel
Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
William Gibson
Stephen R. Donaldson
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Michael Ondaatje
Paul Davies
Rudy Rucker
Gene Wolfe
Gary Trudeau

Gabe D
Ira Levin
Richard Matheson
Chuck Palahniuk
Tennessee Williams
Jack Handey
Michael Crichton
Gregory McDonald
Max Cannon
Bret Easton Ellis
Nicholas Pileggi

J. Michael Strazcynski
Dean R. Koontz
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Clive Cussler
Gene Roddenberry
Ian Fleming
John Grisham
Tom Clancy
L. Ron Hubbard
Theodore Giesel (Dr. Seuss)

Elizabeth S
Ed McBain
Donald E. Westlake
William Goldman
Irwin Shaw
Robert Ludlum
Frederick Forsythe
Edna Buchanan
Eric Van Lustbader
Richard Price

John Steinbeck
Ayn Rand
Philip K. Dick
Franz Kafka
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Milan Kundera
Dorothy Parker
Michael Chabon
Carl Sagan
Margaret Atwood


Senior HTF Member
Nov 26, 2002
I'll leave it open for a while to see if we can get another 8.

For those of you who have peeked in here and decided NOT to join in, can I ask why not? Is there something about the draft that could change to make it more palatable? More restrictions, less restrictions? Fewer rounds, more rounds?


Senior HTF Member
Nov 26, 2002
4 more people needed! We can proceed with 12 if we have to, and just do 3-way matchups at some point. But I'd prefer 16.

I'll give it try, although I don't read nearly as much these days.
Ditto that, and that's why I'm trying to make it as inclusive as possible (comic books, etc) without being too wide open.

A number of my choices are people for whom I've only read a small fraction of their work.


Senior HTF Member
Nov 26, 2002
Only three spots remain! Lew? Rain? Jen? Richard? Alex? Andy? Justin S? Scott? John Thomas? Rob? Ric? Anyone?


Senior HTF Member
Nov 26, 2002
Dome? Brook? Evan? Bill? Elizabeth?

The "dream girls" draft generated 30 participants in under 24 hours. Sigh. Maybe I should change the thread title to "Writers With Large Breasts Draft".

Well, let's get started and hopefully we'll pick up 3 more before round 1 ends. If not, we'll just have to do some goofy brackets when voting time comes up.

My first pick is:

Kurt Vonnegut

I've read everything he's written (except God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian) and loved all of it. My favorites: Slapstick, The Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle.

Eric is up next!

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