What Book Made You Want to Be A Writer?

  • Blood_Raven

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    This pretty much happened to me. In 6th grade between 7th grade, I had this huge gap of not writing at all. Which is because someone actually stole my story that I was writing (which totally sucked cause I never got it back).

    But then I read a book called "Green Angel". It was about a girl who experienced her family's death along with many other people's families dying. Her family owned a farm and it was literally about how she slowly got better and stopped mourning for her loss and appreciate life just a bit more.

    It just inspired me to start writing again and I have been ever since. :D

    So what book made you start writing in the first place? What was the book about? I'm all eyes. :shock:
    September 16th, 2009 at 12:15am
  • cannibal glow.

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    The book 'A Certain Slant of Light' made me want to start writing. It's about these two adult ghosts who take over the bodies of teenagers and fall in love, it's hard to explain but it's so beautiful. In Love
    September 16th, 2009 at 01:25am
  • devil's trap

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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. In Love
    September 16th, 2009 at 05:02am
  • Zeraelu

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    A list is gonna happen when I say them so lets only post my staples. First, just about anything Dante Alighieri wrote, along with Virgil, really started my fascination with writing. As I kept going with Twain, Wilde, and others I kept wanting to try it out. Then I started reading Kurlyenko, and started from there.

    Voila, my staples.
    September 16th, 2009 at 06:49am
  • leaf's a buzzard

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    Well, my want to become a fiction writer started around 8th grade after reading through the cycles of Magic: The Gathering that dealt with Urza and the invasion of Dominaria. Today still I love that series but there are other books I favor over it. It spawned my very first pieces of writing, though.

    My poetry came a lot later, and came at the most random time... during my senior year of high school during poetry class. My poetic mind exploded and has only grown more since then.
    September 16th, 2009 at 06:54am
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    I'm not sure, really. :think:

    I don't really think it's just one book, although Harry Potter inspires me a lot. I think Mibba made me want to be a writer, actually. :tehe:
    September 16th, 2009 at 01:42pm
  • peter quill.

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    Magician

    I used to read nought but fantasy; still do majority of the time
    but the richness of that book made me write
    September 16th, 2009 at 03:20pm
  • Tom Fletcher.

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    Probably Harry Potter.
    The idea that a human mind could totally invent an incredible, believable, magical world like that made me itching to try for myself.
    September 16th, 2009 at 06:50pm
  • barely legal

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
    It's just inspiration in paper format.
    September 16th, 2009 at 08:05pm
  • Necromancer.

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    Harry Potter. Call me cliche, but I practically inhaled that book as a child and then went back and broke it down. Since then other books such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Time Traveler's Wife, and many more just cemented the notion of wanting to be a writer.
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:00pm
  • Siriano;

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    It wasn't a book because I started before I was really reading alot, but in about 4th grade I read Holes and I wrote so many little fanfics about my own characters going to Camp Green Lake and all this stuff. :tehe:
    That's what made me start doing it as a hobby and not just an alternative to defining spelling words.
    September 16th, 2009 at 11:05pm
  • England's Dreaming

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    Twilight.....because I knew I could do better.
    September 17th, 2009 at 03:05am
  • E L L I E

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    Definitely my favorite Young Adult Books. :3 Especially Sarah Dessen. When I grow-up, I want to write YA stories. I'm not too fond of anything in the higher ranges. XD
    September 17th, 2009 at 02:01pm
  • Blood_Raven

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    England's Dreaming:
    Twilight.....because I knew I could do better.
    Lol totally hilarious answer. 10 life points for the laughs. :lmfao
    September 18th, 2009 at 11:31pm
  • Crookshanks

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    Twilight.....because I knew I could do better.
    :lmfao Somewhat the same for me. The writing was okay but the whole fantasy aspect of it was basically the starting point for my obsession with all things supernatural.

    Also, Harry Potter. If I could one day be even just a third as successful as J.K. Rowling, I'd be ecstatic.

    And all the books that basically kept me alive during freshman year--lots of Scott Westerfeld, Libba Bray, Justine Larbalestier, and Cassandra Clare books.
    September 19th, 2009 at 03:22am
  • Einahpets

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    I don't know really. I've always made up stories in my head.
    But it was an author who visited my Primary School (I don't remember his name) that inspired me to start writing them down. But it wasn't really until I read Darren Shan's books that I started seriously writing.
    September 19th, 2009 at 03:15pm
  • schrodinger's cat.

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    Everything by Chuck Palahniuk (apart from Diary I fucking hate that book).
    September 24th, 2009 at 04:32pm
  • Professor Layton

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    Blue Bloods-Mellisa de La Cruz
    September 24th, 2009 at 05:21pm
  • youngbae.

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    I don't remember the book for the life of me, but it was basically about a girl following her dog and her dog lead her to a place where they all talked...:shifty
    I don't remember much of it, but I was in 5th grade when I attempted to write my own story about that with my own dogs as the leads. :tehe:
    Now, what inspire me to write are Twilight (partly), and Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments Series.
    I know that there are many other books out there that inspire me daily, but it would take forever for me to mention them all.
    September 24th, 2009 at 05:38pm
  • The Marty Parade

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    England's Dreaming:
    Twilight.....because I knew I could do better.
    :lmfao Epic.

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    Umm... probably Harry Potter.
    Since that was the first book I read that really had an impact on me.
    September 24th, 2009 at 07:00pm