Simon asks: Is it better for writers to stick to characters that are like them? Are the costs of trying to write something outside of your own experience too high?


Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain
Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Foundation by Isaac Asimov
The White Plague by Frank Herbert
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
1984 by George Orwell
Star Wars original trilogy
Star Trek TOS
The New Testament
Frank Peretti: This Present Darkness
The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter

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