A. Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part.
A. Read more. And, read mostly outside your genre.
A. John Irving, Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Wolfe, Ray Bradbury, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer, Douglas Clegg, Robert B. Parker, Alexandre Dumas, James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard
A. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Shadowland - Peter Straub
Dubliners- James Joyce
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
1984 - George Orwell
[And 10+ more... like being asked to pick your favorite son]
A. See author list above. I'm ALWAYS rereading at minimum one of them.