There are many books that I had read that I barely remember what was my first. I began to write by age of five. I was a very avid reader in my youth and being a very introverted internal person, I loved to go on adventures using my imagination. I soon found out that my imaginations were so vivid that I often communicated them through writing. I think the first people who have ever read my work was my family (mom, dad, brother and sister in law).
I started writing at the age of 11 when I fell in love for the very first time.
Really read? Peter Benchley, Jaws. Captivating. Then it was on to Michener, Frank Herbert, Thomas Wolfe, etc etc? What I wrote? Newspaper readers. Then I wrote "Where Hell Freezes Over" in 2005 (St Martins/Dunne Books)
As a child I hated school, it was like a prison. So I never voluntarily read books when I was young, and hated both reading and writing (especially as I was left-handed, had poor enough writing as a result, and was forced to use a fountain pen which often smudged as my left hand trailed after my writing). The first book that impressed me as a child was "The Silver Sword" by Ian Seralier. The first book I voluntarily read (ie, not in the school curriculum) was a book I received on my 15th birthday, called "Diary Of A Slave". I have no idea who the author was, but over the next two years I read over 100 books.
Wizard of Oz.
10 years old.
The first book I remember is Peter Pan, which probably has been the foundation for all my life's philosophies and adventures. It's one of those books you can read at any point in you life and find something new and valueable in it.
I began to write in elementary school. I can't remember which grade, I just rememeber haveing to write and illustrate a little book every single week. All of mine were about dinosaurs, except for one which was about an airplane. Except I think the plane was subsequently eaten by dinosaurs. And then I was 10 and got really into Nancy Drew and writing a series of Decteve stories with Jackie Schwartz. I think my detective was Detective Dude. Well come on, I was 10.
The first to read what I wrote was probably my parents and teachers. My dad used to read our school papers aloud after dinner and phoenetically pronounce all our spelling mistakes. This is a hilarious way to get children to spell correctly.
The first person to read what I wrote and like it was Jackie Schwartz.
I don't quite remember the very first book i read, but i remember the first i bought, and the one that got me hooked: "The Gunslinger - The Dark Tower part 1" by Stephen King.
I just needed some way of venting. So i picked up a pen and wrote. been with me ever since, but never full blown as lately. the urge to tell stories just suddenly grew bigger than i could ever contain or deny.
My friends and family. They remain my favorite critics.
What I first read was romance. Not burning bosom kind of romance, chick flick kind of romance. One day I read to kill a mocking bird. It changed my literary life. I now crave classic literature. Le Mis, Catcher in the Rye, The giver.
I started writing in elementary; my teachers all loved my stories. In Jr High I won a poetry contest and got to MC the Christmas concert. In high school I started my blog. That’s when I realized my true love for writing. No one has read my fiction as I have not released it to the world. But my blog is open to all. My family were the first to read my blog. But I'm sure there are a few more that do as well
See Jane run. See Dick run.
The first person to read something I wrote was Miss Woods, 2nd grade teacher, 1951
I have always been an avid reader. I love adventure/mystery and legal suspense novels. I first began to write in 1997.
I've always been a reader, so I don't remember. I saw my mother's 1960s Remington typewriter and thought: 'cool!' I think I was 11 or 12 at the time. Family. I took a break from my first typed story and when I returned, the manuscript was gone. I found four of my siblings passing it around in the loungeroom...
I liked to read true stories by any author.
I wrote my feelings down in poetry form.
My close friends were the only ones to read my work.
First read 'Fortunately.'
Began to write because it was the only thing we were good at.
The first book I read was the ABC book when I was in kindergarten. I started writing when I was about 13 years old. My treachers were the first to read what I wrote.