There are so many choices. Depending on your personality, grow your own writer’s beard.
‘The Lawrence’. Full enough without being reckless. Distinguished, prone to melancholia.
‘The Verne’. Astute, adventurous, yet still academic. Professorial with a nautical touch.
‘The Disch’. More in the urban mode. Edgy, cynical, liberal. Takes the subway.
‘The Moore’. Rasputin meets acid rock. Rampant and moody. A beard not to fuck with.
‘The Hemingway’. Opinionated. Charming. Not a skinny man’s beard. Likes to fight.
‘The Hayden’. A modern Melville. Stylish for the shoreline. Nautical, bold. Keep the upper lip clean.
‘The Delaney’. A modern ‘Whitman’. Intellectually welcoming. Cerebral, well-spoken. Requires a comb.
‘The King’. Full and rounded. Slightly maniacal, prolific. Northeast. Deep woods.