ByKristy Anderson, writer at
Kristy Anderson

November 1st is Author's Day, a time to honor all those wonderful writers who have brought our favorite stories to life. To celebrate this occasion, I've compiled a list of some of the best fictional writers and authors:

1. Lois Lane (Superman)

Though this classic character has gone through various changes through her multiple incarnations, one thing remains constant: Lois Lane is a passionate journalist. The most recent version of Lois, played by Amy Adams in and , seems to have developed an extra thirst for adventure and excitement, though her end goal is still to get the best scoop for her latest story.

2. Dr. Lipschitz (Rugrats)

While Dr. Lipschitz appeared in person only once, in the episode "A Visit From Lipschitz," the character maintains a strong presence throughout Rugrats.

Both Didi Pickles and Chaz Finster swear by the parenting advice provided in Dr. Lipschitz's books, quickly consulting them for any perceived problems with their children. His early-childhood empire seems to grow throughout the series, appearing as the face of a Holistic Birthing Center in The Rugrats Movie, and later the face of a luxury cruise ship in Rugrats Go Wild.

3. Dr. Temperance Brennan (Bones)

By day, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan uses her expertise to help solve grisly murders. By night (we assume), she writes a series of best-selling novels based upon her work, with many of the characters inspired by her friends and co-workers.

At last count, Brennan has written five novels over the course of the series, with her works forming major plot points in two episodes. In "The Bodies In The Book," the episode's killer is copycatting the murders from Brennan's novel, while in "The Suit On The Set," one of the novels is being made into a film.

4. Dr. John Watson (Sherlock)

In every incarnation of Dr. John Watson thus far, three things usually remain the same: He is an ex-military doctor, the best friend of Sherlock Holmes, and the Great Detective's biographer, recording all of his most interesting cases.

In the 's , a modern-day interpretation of the classic stories, John Watson is re-imagined as an internet writer, recording Sherlock's exploits in the form of an online blog. He also takes a slightly more active role in Sherlock's adventures than classic Watson.

5. Carrie Bradshaw (Sex & The City)

Each episode of was interwoven with the musings of lead character Carrie Bradshaw writing in a weekly magazine column. Carrie's writing becomes a greater plot point in the series' later seasons, first when her columns are collected into a full-length book, and again when a studio hopes to turn her book into a film. By the time the two movies take place, Carrie has written more books full of dating advice and chronicling her married life with Mr. Big.

6. Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them)

The central character of the upcoming film , set in the universe, Newt Scamander is sure to become a popular edition to this list. An eccentric wizard with a love of magical creatures great and small, Newt is mentioned in the Harry Potter novels as the author of Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, a text referenced throughout the series. J.K. Rowling has stated that popular character Luna Lovegood eventually wed Newt's grandson, Lysander.

Watch the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them below:


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