Usually, we ask the question if you could spend on day with any writer who would it be? But this isn't that question nor is this a thread. I actually had an interesting thought. When people answered this question they would say: [Insert writer name here] Because they write about the real world and they seem really cool. [summary not exact] But, how do you know that the writers you idealize aren't what they write? Just because someone writes from a certain perspective marketing and business could easily influence them. My question is, if you had to spend a day with a writer and found out they weren't the person you thought they were, how would you deal with that? We cannot simply idealize and look at these people as role models, if we don't look at this in the most realistic term. They could easily be trained to answer interviews, they can be corrupt from marketing, and they could completely self absorbed. How do you know the writer you idealize is a good person?