Because without JK Rowling, I don't think I'd want to be a writer. Which brings us to today's topic. Inspirations. Which novelists inspire you to write?
1. JK Rowling
I have a small confession to make. I did not start reading the Harry Potter series until like....2007...Gasp!!!!! I know, but I just didn't understand why people were so crazy about this boy in a Wizard School who was constantly in a state of danger.
It was during a Harry Potter weekend that my brother actually forced me to watch it. I finally decided to go for it and I haven't looked back since. I immediately went back and read Books 1-7 and bought all the DVDs. Now I can quote Harry with the best of them.
Like many a fan of Rowling, I loved how she brought her story to life...the talking pictures...her own school...even her own laguage. I mean, where can you find this creative genius nowadays? She inspires me to write from the heart and not just to write because I'm forced to. (This was my favorite novel of the series. Prisoner of Azkaben. (And my favorite character.))
2. Lewis Carroll
Contrary to popular belief, I thought Lewis Carroll was a genius. In high school, my class had to complete a Literary Criticism paper based on an AP worthy novel. My pick? Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I actually had to petition my teacher to do it because it wasn't on her approved list. (And yes she did approve it). Overall we got three grades on the paper. I got two A's and a B.
Anywho, I enjoyed his creative use of the english language, the clever twist on words, and the overall message, if there was one. (And boy did I enjoy the Hatter)
I could always keep going with other authors because there are MANY, but I'm going to leave it at these two because these are my top two. And sometimes their order switches. I hope you enjoyed and I would love to know who inspired you to write. Drop me a line below.
Thanks for reading!