What Book Made You Want to Be A Writer?

  • benedict cumberbatch

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    I've been writing since I was 5, but that doesn't mean it's good. tehe
    Harry Potter is probably a big inspiration, because I adore it.
    A Spoonful of Jam by Michelle Magorian. I read it when I was quite young and I was so proud of myself for reading it because it was about 300 pages. Wow
    Jacqueline Wilson.
    The Noughts and Crosses trilogy, definitely. I read the first book when I was 12 or 13 and I was inspired.
    The Knife of Never Letting Go has, as well as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
    Before I Die. Cry
    A lot of good books have made me want to write.
    October 26th, 2009 at 06:15pm
  • Broken Hero

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    umm........ anything by Jodi Picoult, her style of writing is exactly what I want my writing to be like
    October 27th, 2009 at 10:59am
  • Rabar Dar Jarrar

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    Harry Potter, since I was part of the target audience for its' entirety, and J.K. Rowling is fantastic at what she does.

    Also, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy really inspired me. Douglas Adams' writing shows me that comedy can be incorporated into anything - even a story about the Earth being obliterated about nineteen times. Or nineteen million. I lost count.
    October 29th, 2009 at 04:23am
  • Heart.In.Ohio.

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    I've been writing since I learned how, but Jodi Picoult and Christohper Paolini really inspired me.
    Also Melina Marchetta.
    November 4th, 2009 at 11:54am
  • lilmisssunshine93

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    Twilight because it was the first book i couldn't get enough of. It was the first book I really read and fell for.
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:59pm
  • The Brightside

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    Harry Potter. It was like an awakening at the age of eight years old.
    November 6th, 2009 at 01:24am
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    I always loved writing, but I just never pushed myself, I just wrote whatever and didn't go back an fix it. But now I have the drive to do the best that I can.

    The book that made me realize I wanted to be an author was Claudia Gray's "Evernight". She put a real twist on it, I would have never guessed the ending from the first chapter like I can in some other books.

    I want to be able to do that too.
    November 7th, 2009 at 06:20am
  • Alathea

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    Harry Potter case here too I guess. I don't know why but when I read the topic, the first book which came to my mind was Harry Potter. Maybe because it was the first book that I really loved but overall, many books have "freshen" up my will to write.
    November 7th, 2009 at 08:27pm
  • Ebii-La

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    Twilight.
    though I didn't very much like the books (at all) it sparked my love for all things supernatural

    Any Stephen King book
    It's the reason my stories tend to have a huge amount of violence :)
    November 14th, 2009 at 12:20am
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    Twilight.....because I knew I could do better.
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    Well, for me it has to be Harry Potter. For it being the only book, to me, that can be reread a hundered times and still be interesting. File and that inspired me to write a book. HA. Strange.
    November 15th, 2009 at 05:19pm
  • CherishTheStorm

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    Wow! that is such a good question. I got into reading because of Harry Potter, but that's not the question. I guess the answer to that would have to be that there wasn't any single book that did. I just loved literature and wanted to create my own world like the people who wrote my favorite books.

    So i did. : )

    And i know this is very "Stephenie Meyer" but i had a Night Terror when i was in 8th grade and I wrote it down and that really matured me as a writer.
    November 21st, 2009 at 01:09am
  • fool's paradise

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    Harry Potter. File
    November 21st, 2009 at 08:58pm
  • tamirsalem

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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. In Love
    Damn, that book is awesome, man. It inspired me a lot and made me continue writing, as well as give me an idea or two. So yeah, this one.
    November 23rd, 2009 at 05:32pm
  • Sardonic Grin

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    I don't really have a book that made me want to be a writer. IT was actually the video game The Legend of Zelda that got me into writing. But there are books that have kept me writing:

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    Fight Club byChuck Palahniuk
    American Psycho by Brett Ellis
    World War Z by Max Brooks.
    November 23rd, 2009 at 09:35pm
  • Rabar Dar Jarrar

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    Harry Potter.
    Lord of the Rings.
    November 24th, 2009 at 06:23am
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    Naked Lunch by William S. Bourroughs I think is what did it for me.
    November 24th, 2009 at 07:27am
  • Donnie Darko.

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    The Great Gatsby, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and anything by Paul Zindel.
    November 25th, 2009 at 01:26am
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    Hmm, probably The City of Gold and Lead, I wanted to be able to write like that... I have been writing for 3 years now!!! yay! lmfao.
    November 25th, 2009 at 09:46pm
  • evie may.

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    Anything by David Gemmell.
    He's the one who makes me want to write sweeping heroic fantasies.
    November 26th, 2009 at 11:26pm
  • scottishcassie.

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    Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. In Love
    November 28th, 2009 at 05:55pm