Writer Dudes: Hot or Not?
by Liz Everly
I love writing as part of the Lady Smut blog because on days when I’m feeling less than inspired, all I need to do is look back through posts from the other writers. Today, it’s last week’s post written by Elizabeth Shore about rocker dudes. Which made me think about hot writer dudes—a bit more challenging.
Okay, so writers are a way different breed than rockers. We are not known for our dashing looks and hot bodies, sorry to say. But there is a certain innate sexiness that comes along with intelligence and creativity. In my own personal life, someone can be smoking hot physically, but the minute they open their mouth and reveal their stupidity or crassness, I am uninterested. And the exact opposite thing happens, as well.
I mean you have your Stephen Kings in this world. On the outside, he’s not very appealing. But listening to him talk about his writing and his books and you feel a pull towards him. I mean who hasn’t wondered what the man is like in bed?
I’d have to place a young version of Charles Bukowski in that same category. Even though he’s gone, let’s remember that this is just a blog post and a fantasy one at that. He was physically completely unattractive. But a man that can write like that has got to have good move or two in the sack. I loved the earthy way he approached sex in his books. Not one ounce of romance.
On the other hand, there are several hot looking writers around, still alive and kicking—like TC Boyle, whose writing I love.
But one of my favorite good looking male writers is John Connolly, who writes mystery and suspense novels like a poet. I met him in person and he’s even more good-looking face to face. And he is Irish. ‘Nuff said.
One more writer I’d like to mention is Neil Gaiman. He’s right up there in that creative genius caliber and he’s hot. Don’t you think?
Maybe I’m wrong but I thought writer guys deserved a bit of a nod. Do you have any favorite writers that you think are deserving of the hot writer-dude crown?