I saw this on Twitter yesterday:
Gwenda Bond @Gwenda Riddle me this, Twitter — best scary/horror books that feature a writer as main character? (We’ve decided to do only novels featuring writers for book club because endless genres! We already put Misery on the shortlist.)
I’m not super keen on horror, though I do read SOME horror. I hated Misery. But of course, with a tweet like that, at once you think of the zillions of non-horror books with protagonists who are writers. Right?
I know there ARE zillions. There must be. But in fact I am having trouble thinking of examples.
a) Jo in Little Women.
b) Cath in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
c) Harriet in Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter mysteries
Look at that! I’m already drawing a blank. This is ridiculous.
On the plus side, I can think of worse choices for a book club than Little Women, Fangirl, and Gaudy Night. Wouldn’t that be a fun selection? So extraordinarily different in so many ways. On the minus side, the only other books that spring to mind are in fact Stephen King novels.
What are some other titles in which the protagonist is a writer?