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What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
 
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I first became an avid reader in high school. Probably the only thing I really miss about high school was the amount of free time I had to just sit and read. The first novel I remember reading was the Harry Potter series, followed by the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I admired the universe Tolkien was able to create within the pages of multiple books.
After Tolkien came Dostoevsky, Palahniuk, Rice, Vonnegut, and Huxley.
For me, writing, as well as any other creative hobby I choose to pursue, is merely that - a hobby. I have no intentions of making a living with my writings or art. Instead, my stories provide a means to work through any problems or dilemmas I may be facing.
When it comes to reading my stories, the first person to ever do so would probably be an internet acquaintance I made about four years ago. I have my own personal blog where I have started to post my stories, although I have used a few social networking sites, such as WritersCafe and DeviantArt.
 


The first book I remember being read to me is The Hungry Thing by Jan Slepian and Ann Seidler. My mom used to read it to me before bed. I'm not sure how exactly I began writing. I remember writing a story in like seventh grade that I also did illustrations for and still have to this day. I experimented with poetry and short stories for awhile, but didn't start doing it on a regular basis until I started posting on this forum called I See Dead, which is now a dead forum, about three years ago. Friends are usually the first to read my stories. Articles I write are pretty much open to the public. 


Honestly I can't recall what my first book is. I do remember I like fairy tales the most (as young girl are), most are Brothers Grim's that were already twisted for children (no scary ending). Then I got to know comic books, or manga to be exact.
At first I don't want to be a writer, thinking that I want to draw my stories instead. When I showed my script to a editor (whom are now one of my best supporter), he encouraged me to do writing instead. One thing led to another, I went into language class. In my country, they divide up the last year student into science, social, and language class. Somehow the beauty of words and sentences fascinate me and I begin to love write more.
Usually my first reader are my friends who loves writing too, but now it is almost anyone I could caught nearby (since I pursue design in my college).
 


I read a lot of books in my life, my best Author is Steven King. I started writing ten years ago, it was something I away's wanted to do. I let my wife and kids read and what I wrote and they were my best critics - I am working on my second book right now and it will be called ~You Leave me know Option~ 


I have no idea what was my first book, but always loved detective/adventure stories. I began to write in my diaries and now I write in my blog. Family & friends! 


The first book(s) I remember reading were the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis around age seven. Lewis is still a prominent, favorite author of mine.

I wrote my first poem at age eight, on the subject of rabbits. The first to read me were, unsurprisingly, my parents.
 


readers back when I was four, and then I moved on to things like the Bobbsey Twins and Laura Ingalls Wilder. My tastes really started diversifying when I got to be around nine years old, I read Lord of The Rings by the time I was eleven. I began writing as early as I could print, and would write journals when I was around eight years old, short stories and beginning novels when I was nine or ten. I usually wouldn't let anyone read it, but I started letting others read my work around grade eight, usually just my teachers. After that, my friends in high school. 


I believe it may have been Ramona and Beezus followed by the Nancy Drew mysteries series. I was quite young when introduced to Tolkien's The Hobbit series. Then, as now, I love these stories. Back then, I carried a dictionary around with me. I also remember reading Shakespeare for children and Reader's Digest condensed books, the classic fairy tales, I have written in a journal or diary and written poetry, prose, and stories for as long as I can remember. My parents read everything I wrote before anyone else before they crossed over. 


The earliest books I remember reading were copies of the Grimm Brother's fairy tales. As for how I began to write...it was really just that. One day, when I was about nine years old, I sat down and said "I want to write" and I wrote this ridiculous little story about how all of the characters in my favorite book series at the time met up somewhere and went out for pizza. It was terrible writing, but not bad for a nine-year-old. I've been writing ever since. My mom was the first person to read my writing and that stayed that way for a few years. Now, I have a group of friends who read the first few drafts of whatever I write and help me see what needs to be changed. 


I began reading when I was a child. I never stopped. Not once. The first time I realized I wanted to be a writer might have been after reading Katherine Patterson's Bridge to Terribithia; after a character died, I ran into my mother's bedroom in tears. "They killed Jesse! They killed Jesse!" I was inconsolable. My mother, ever since, has been my mentor and editor. 


The first books that I remember reading on my own were Dr. Suess, and books from the Scholastic Children's Library. My mother was a school librarian and English teacher, and books were always very important in our house. All through school, I looked forward to getting the catalogs because I could choose a lot of books. I still have some of those treasures. But I didn't start to write professionally until my children were nearly grown. I took an on-line course through Christian Writer's Guild. My parents, my husband and my closest friends were the first people to read my articles. 


A publishing company. 


Hell, I don't know what I first read! Are there books in the womb? If there are then that's probably where I started writing too! 


I honestly don't remember the first book. But it probably featured Dick, Jane and Puff.

I began writing in 7th grade after reading Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian series. Bruce Clark (my best friend who is now a Federal Prosecutor) turned me on to Conan. Before long I was writing short stories featuring my huge, muscle-bound warrior named Bol-Tar. Suffice it to say, Bol-Tar was the baddest ass a 12 year old could conjure. The stories were terrible, of course.

I suspect Bruce and other bored math students were the first to giggle at Bol-Tar's bloody daring-do.
 


I have been hooked on books since I could read. The first books I fell in love with were the Dr. Seuss series. From there I started to read fables, fairytales and books about heroes. I used to tell stories that I made up to anyone who would listen.

I began writing back in college. I started my first blogs in 2007. They started out as just a way to express myself and any experiences I wanted to share. So far, since I am so new at this, only family and friends read them.
 



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