The Way I AmToday's Tune:
Platonic author crush: a crush on an author's style, voice, talent, personality, and general way with words.
I get a lot of platonic author crushes. They usually begin to blossom when I start reading something and this thought enters my mind: "DAMN. WHY DOESN'T MY BRAIN WORK LIKE THIS."
Among my author crushes: Markus Zusak, Gayle Foreman, John Green, Hannah Moskowitz, Barry Hughart, J.K. Rowling, M.T. Anderson, and others.
It might be beautiful or creative prose. It might be witty dialogue. It might be characters who make my heart ache. It might be a scene that made my brain implode. But they all have something that makes my writer's heart go pitter-patter.
Who are your platonic author crushes and what made you fall for them?