Welcome to the Blogging From A to Z Challenge!
My theme for 2013 is Influential Women Authors.
My definition of influential is any author, classic or modern, who has inspired writers, readers, or the larger scope of culture. Some are personal favorites, or have special meaning to me.
What this list is not: a list of the most influential writers of all time. Rather, this is a collection of influential writers, corresponding with each day's letter.
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X is when the challenge topics start getting strange. I'm viewing X as a FREE SQUARE, like when you play Bingo. X is going to an influential author who didn't make my earlier round.
My freebie today: Louisa May Alcott, another classic author, who has influenced generations with Little Women.
This was one of the first non-kids books I ever read, and also one of the first I read more than once. As a writer and creative-minded gal, of course I always connected with Jo. (It didn't hurt that Winona Ryder played Jo in the 1994 version of Little Women either).
I always wished Jo and Laurie ended up together, but I do kind of like how Laurie had a fascination with all of the March girls to some extent, and how each of them had an impact on him. It's also interesting to me how much feels relatable--Amy being harassed by mean girls at school, women getting shut down by patriarchal dudes. Louisa May, you were really onto something.
Have you read Little Women, or perhaps Little Men? Who is your favorite of the March family?