What Book Made You Want to Be A Writer?

  • fat lamb

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    Books aren't the reason I started writing. My friends are. But I didn't want to actually become a real author until after I read the Twilight series and started enjoying reading for the first time.
    November 29th, 2009 at 11:25pm
  • Browncoat

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    When I was about 9, I read this cheesy Fantasy series for kids called Deltora Quest. I haven't thought about it for a while, but I remember thinking how I wanted to write stories like that. Embarassed
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    Of course, I just Google'd it and..
    They made it into an anime in the past 9 years when I wasn't looking. mychildhood...why. ..
    Sad
    November 30th, 2009 at 12:02am
  • Rii!

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    Mine was Twilight. xP Though I've regretted picking up the disappointing saga, I wouldn't be writing today if I hadn't discovered the series.
    November 30th, 2009 at 11:21am
  • Me and Chronicles

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    A Series of Unforunate Events... I just loving reading the series over and over again... even though it gets boring...
    December 5th, 2009 at 01:03am
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    Anything by Laurie Halse Anderson In Love
    December 5th, 2009 at 09:11am
  • Shannon McFarland

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    Reading books in general as a kid made me want to become a writer.
    December 6th, 2009 at 02:43am
  • JaeKuro

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    For me it was the Chronicles of Narnia, my sister had to read them for college but instead paid me to do it and summerize it for her lol
    i fell in love with the series the moment I started :)
    December 10th, 2009 at 03:42am
  • Taptapspindrown

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    a few things.

    harry potter, of course. its cliched, i know, but still.

    kingdom hearts. just the epicness of the series inspired me. and pretty much every squareenix game ever made.

    naruto. need i say more?

    and, of course, lord of the rings. the world....so immersive...sniff sniff.
    December 13th, 2009 at 10:11am
  • Taptapspindrown

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    a few things.

    harry potter, of course. its cliched, i know, but still.

    kingdom hearts. just the epicness of the series inspired me. and pretty much every squareenix game ever made.

    naruto. need i say more?

    and, of course, lord of the rings. the world....so immersive...sniff sniff.
    December 13th, 2009 at 10:11am
  • kafka.

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    Harry Potter, actually. Because J.K. Rowling is really rich and I was a really materialistic kid. And HP seemed so easy to write. I figured I could write a couple of books like HP, get rich and then travel the world and lead a fabulous life.
    December 13th, 2009 at 06:55pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    Originally, it was Oscar Wilde's fairytales.

    Then "The Hitchhiker's Gude to the Universe" by Douglas Adam. And then "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter".
    December 13th, 2009 at 07:01pm
  • chromatography.

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    Every fantasy book I've read that I've adored (and that's a long list). Shifty

    I just want to create a world like that, a world where people can escape to & go on wondrous adventures where the impossible happens, where strange creatures lurk at night. A place of imagination; to find solitude & inspiration there...like I have & still do.
    December 14th, 2009 at 12:11am
  • chrissie.

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    For me, it was actually Disney movies, no books. I wanted to create worlds like that.
    December 14th, 2009 at 04:57am
  • amara.

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    i have always wanted to be a writer.

    but i never became really ambitious until i read harry potter. because i just loved the idea of a world inside your head.

    so when i was about 9.
    December 16th, 2009 at 11:49pm
  • schrodinger's cat.

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    no books, just my overactive imagination.
    December 17th, 2009 at 01:46pm
  • Sam Loomis

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    I always had an overactive imagination, but I actually started writing in 5th grade, when I picked up my first Stephen King book. His horror novels got me going but his Dark Tower series truly inspired me. It was so vast, even back then when only the first 4 books were finished, that it set my imagination wild. The world of the Dark Tower, the thought of there being so many worlds, all interconnected, blew my mind and made me wonder, What else could there be? And since then I've traveled to plenty of different, interesting worlds in my imagination, and I may be the most restless person I'll ever meet. So yeah. The Dark Tower series.
    December 20th, 2009 at 11:56pm
  • X1Sephx

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    Even though i had written before and liked writing for awhile J.K. Rowling/some manga sealed it for me as well as other truths about writing. The adventures, action, characters, emotions etc. Overall i liked the idea of having my world be shown to an audience, also because when you're an Author you are god.
    December 21st, 2009 at 01:41am
  • pierrot the clown.

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    No book alone made me want to become a writer, but I found a huge inspiration in Harry Potter, for sure.
    December 22nd, 2009 at 05:02am
  • Heart.In.Ohio.

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    Jodi Picoult novels.
    Vanishing Acts and The Tenth Circle in particular.
    I've wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, but those two really did it.
    December 22nd, 2009 at 12:37pm
  • The Marty Parade

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    Harry Potter probably.
    I liked the idea that by using just words you could create a dreamworld that others could take place in too.
    December 27th, 2009 at 02:20pm