What Book Made You Want to Be A Writer?

  • J.A.Blackmoon

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    there are many books that inspired me to write from the classics Frances Hodgson Burnett (Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess), Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Alexander Dumas (3 Musketeers) ... and some novels in the 90's like Christopher Pike's horror novels, Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High and some of Og Mandino's inspirational stuff.. and yep V.C. Andrews.
    October 27th, 2011 at 03:27pm
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    The Famous Five and Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton. No, seriously. tehe
    October 27th, 2011 at 11:38pm
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    Impulse - Ellen Hopkins. I also really, REALLY like the Maximum Ride series.
    November 9th, 2011 at 02:16am
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    I wasn't really a book that got me started. My friend Kim and I were talking to our other friend Kierstyn. Kierstyn said something about writing a book and Kim and I thought that was cool and tried to co-write one. That was a fail of epic proportions. After that I started writing on my own. I finish my first story in 7th grade. It took the entire year and after going back and reading it I was confused as hell, but I had fun doing it. I haven't finished a thing since.
    November 17th, 2011 at 03:50pm
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    White Fang by Jack London. Not sure why, it's just the first book that sticks in my mind when I think about the kind of writer I want to be.
    November 20th, 2011 at 08:51am
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    Pride and Prejudice sparked my interest in writing, but it was hearing E.L. James (author of the new hit "Fifty Shades of Grey") tell her story that really inspired me to put my work out there.
    May 2nd, 2012 at 02:29am
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    Violet & Claire by Francesca Lia Block. I just remember being completely in awe of the language she used and the unique metaphors and descriptions, particularly in her portrayal of Los Angeles and the desert. I still find myself rereading the novel every summer tehe

    Though I got into him after I had already been writing for years, I also really admire a lot of Chuck Palahniuk's work. I can't say that his style or the topics he chooses would be something I would try to emulate because it's just not me, but I do admire his use of unconvential pacing/formatting and his fleshed-out characters and storylines.
    May 13th, 2012 at 02:29pm
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    I would say something cheesy about those who *inspired* me to write.

    But honestly, I don't know.
    May 13th, 2012 at 06:14pm
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    the perks of being a wallflower, the virgin suicides, john green's novels, and chuck palahniuk's work. i'd already been writing half-heartedly (on mibba actually, i remember the first story i posted. yikes.), but then i read some of the books mentioned and it just hit me how much i wanted to do that, so i deleted all of my old stories from 08/09 and started again.
    June 9th, 2012 at 03:20pm
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    My grandfather used to read Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe when the power would go out, I live in a stormy region, and that probably started my interest in writing. Mostly being The Black Cat and several different plays from Shakespeare and poetry as well.
    July 7th, 2012 at 02:13am
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    Twilight.....because I knew I could do better.
    lmfao
    I'd have to say Harry Potter, though, even if my inspiration came after I watched a documentary/biography about J.K. Rowling. tehe
    July 7th, 2012 at 08:20pm
  • OliviaArisato

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    Strangely enough, no book ever wanted me to become an author.

    I have always been deeply into literature ever since I was about eight, where I would write small attempts to poetry and stories. I eventually got my real inspiration when I was about nine years old, and had written about a main character named "Skipper", who was the leader of a ragtag group of high school students that got abandoned on an island. It also came again when I was about eleven, I wrote another story involving a talking wolf, a failure Queen, and a silly explorer. There have many other attempts.

    My inspiration can come from anything, but my idol authors include Chuck Palniuck (I doubt I spelt that right), J.K Rowling, Erin Hunter, Michael Grant, and Carolyn Mackler.
    July 10th, 2012 at 08:24am
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    No book ever made me want to be a writer. That was just in my blood, so to speak. However Francesca Lia Block's "Dangerous Angels" and "I Was a Teenage Fairy" completely changed my viewpoint on writing and how to write.
    July 11th, 2012 at 03:25pm
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    Harry Potter, definitely. I read them when I was seven and it seriously never ceases to amaze me to this day.
    July 12th, 2012 at 01:47am
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    I didn't really have a book that made me want to write. I've been writing ever since I was at least six or seven years old, and the only books I'd read by then were children's books, and those definitely did not make me want to write. I guess I got it from my dad, since he loves to write as well.

    But I hardly remember those times, though. I got truly into writing as a deep passion because they were having a contest where you could submit writing to something for the school. I never did it, but that's what made me start writing fully. XD I actually liked my first story that I remember writing, though. Shifty
    July 12th, 2012 at 03:17pm
  • WellNow

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    As a kid I loved Odo Hirsch's books. He made me want to write stories of my own.
    August 23rd, 2012 at 03:36am
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    Fanfiction. Yeah. In Love
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:03pm
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    Hm, I'd have to say Christopher Paolini's Eragon (and the rest of the series) and Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments Series, along with Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn really inspired me in the fantasy genre. I've come up with heaps of ideas - just never got to write them down. Isobelle Carmody wrote Obernewtyn when she was 14/15 and that got me thinking that if she could - I can too. I personally didn't like the book too much (as we had to study it for English and that ruins most books) but have to admit it's quite good.

    Ellen Hopkins' Burned and Crank inspired me to write in that poem-style like story telling.
    You can actually see that in my 365 Days story here on Mibba tehe
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:53am
  • TheRibbonOnMyWrist

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    If on a winter's night a traveler, by Italo Calvino. I wanted to write from a young age, and somewhere between the later years of middle school and high school I kind of gave up on it. Then this book got really popular really quickly amongst the Englishy people in my high school, which really kind of shocked me, because the teachers loved it too, and I knew it was something of a literary-heavy book.

    Calvino's writing is just so beautiful. I flip open to it at random for inspiration, just to get my mind in the right place In Love
    November 24th, 2012 at 04:18am
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    All books.

    I would sit down, start to read a book, and say, "How amazing would it be to write something as long as this?"

    I never finish any of my books :D
    November 24th, 2012 at 07:09am