It's time for the Sparkfest Blogfest. so for the next few days, I'll be blogging about the things that inspired me to become a writer. Here's the first question to be answered:
What book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer?
I'd always written, since I was old enough to hold a pencil and string words together, but I'm pretty sure the book that sent me on this path was The Outsiders. I still remember the way I felt after reading it the first time, and have never felt that way again. I remember thinking I'd never be able to read another book because nothing could possibly touch me the same way.
And then I started writing. With purpose. I didn't have the discipline I have now, but I wrote. The novel that became Holding it Together was started around this time, and the one that became Assignment 9 wasn't far behind.
So I blame S E Hinton. And thank her every day for drawing me into this world.
So, which book inspired you to be a writer?