W. Alexander’s prose reflects his passion for literary fiction. His work weaves philosophical and ethical debates into raw, relatable character arcs—he writes the truth.
He loves literature focused on the existential, and his work is directly influenced by many modernist authors: Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Fyodor Dostoevsky, J.R.R. Tolkien (his favorite), C.S. Lewis, and F.Scott Fitzgerald. Other writers who influence his work are J.K. Rowling, Jonathan Swift, Issac Asimov, Bernard Cornwell, and Victor Hugo. And of course, Voltaire, the man rightly distinguished from all others, who W. Alexander considers history and literature’s most influential person.
Every book you have read, poem you have memorized, movie you have loved, and painting you have admired have one thing in common: someone, probably family, told the creator it wasn’t realistic. Go be unrealistic!#amwriting #WritingCommnunity #motivational— W. Alexander 📚 (@W_Alexander89) February 4, 2021
W. Alexander is earning a BS: English and Writing: Creative Writing with a Minor in History from Liberty University; the degree will be completed in 2021. He previously studied a BA in History: Western Civilization.
In 2018, he married Olympic ice-dancer Emily Samuelson, in Newport, Rhode Island. His professional goals are publishing novels and short-stories. His interests are literary fiction, poetry, art history, classical history, sketching, philosophy, and traveling. His deepest joy comes from being a father and his faith.
- W. Alexander is a proud Potterhead; he belongs to House Ravenclaw.
- He speaks French.
- His favorite screenplay is Midnight in Paris.
- His favorite food is hummus.
- He reads The Hobbit, his favorite book, every year.
- His favorite short-story is The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka.
- His favorite work of poetry is The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot.
- His favorite band is Seether.