Whenever a Terry Pratchett dies — or a Ray Bradbury or a Maya Angelou — we hear a lot from other writers about what an inspiration they were.
|Sir Terry Pratchett|
But we can do something about that.
Choose one of your favorite living writers — someone who influences how and what you write — and write something for them. An homage, a short story in which they are the protagonist, or just a fan letter. Borrow a style, or a setting, or a character. Tell a new story that lets someone know what their work means to you.
Bonus points for doing the homework and sending what you write to the person you're honoring.