Three Billy Goats Gruff, well that is what I remeber. Wrote a poem to my first wife. Always wanted to write never did felt inadequate. First wife.
I've read from the time I was very little. My latest reads and most consistent, have been related to biblical studies, music, laws of leadership & autism.
I became a reading escapist in my tweens. The middle school library was my cave and I read a new book every day. The sad thing is that I don't remember most of the titles or authors, and these books helped to form who I am and what I write. I remember characters, dilemmas, morals. That's how I began to write: for characters, their dilemmas, and universal virtues. My first book was eaten by our stone-age IBM twenty pages in. I was devastated. My heroine, Nokrateousauna, would never see the light of day. In retrospect, that was a good thing.
The first people to read my work were my parents, siblings, and close friends. In my opinion, that is the safest place to start.
My first readers were Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' series of books. The perfect "who dunnit" for kids with imagination raised on all things English. The 'Secret Seven' captured me next and then Ian Flemings' 'James Bond' series. Then a quantum leap to Science Fiction short stories and then on to the Dean of Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson.
I don't think anyone has read anything I've ever written.
I can't remember the first book I read, or even one later in high school that stuck with me. I only started writing early 2009, I had a story I wanted to tell, but I didn't want to bore anyone, so I turned it into a fiction instead. My family and a few friends have been the lucky ones to read anything I write.
I hope this means published novels. I read a lot of classics when I was younger: "Black Beauty", "Anne of Green Gables", and "Frankenstien" were a few.
I've been writing ever since I was younger, having dreams of becoming an author. I'd always wanted to write. Of course, the stories in those days weren't very well written. But as I got older, the more I felt it in me that wtiting was what I wanted to do more than anything else.
I looked a lot to my brother for advice. I spent a lot of time bouncing ideas off of him. I suppose ur would have been the first to hear about my story and later read what became of them.
I can't remember what I first read. I've always loved to read. I loved writing, but for much of my childhood, it was more the physical act of writing than the content that appealed to me. In high school, I became intrigued with writing and took a journalism course along with my regular English course. I wrote for the school newspaper and anyone who got the newspaper could have read it. I wasn't very good at all back then, and I'm dumbfounded at what I believed was okay.
I first learned to read very early in life, around the age of five or six.
I was inspired to write after reading many fantasy and sci-fi novels, and I realized that I could write in a similar style.
The first people to read my writing were my friends, classmates and family.
I first read Peter Pan, and read it again and again, leaving my window open until I was 12! I began to write but was always out of sync with the current style in poetry, and too easily distracted to finish a novel. A writer, who was a friend of my parents, first read what I was writing when I was about eight and encouraged me.
As a kid I enjoyed storybooks,fairy tales.My love for reading just kept growing!I started writing poetry in high school and first published in school's literary magazine.The first to read my poems was my best friend.
There was always a subtlety for me in the transition between being read to and reading - one slid into the other (and occasionally slides back when I listen to an audio book). So the books that were read to me as a young girl - Sendak's Little Bear and Where the Wild Things Are, Ping, Dr Seuss's On Beyond Zebra, The Lorax and The Cat in the Hat, and Goodnight Moon were probably my earliest books. I began to write almost as soon as I could make the connection between the amazing stories being read to me and the words on the page -- I wanted more and made my own. My mother was probably my earliest reader and she's still my earliest reader for most of what I write.
The first books I ever remember reading were the Blue Bob books when I was really little, and then I graduated to Henry and Mugg chapter books and finally in first grade to Harry Potter. My first 'book' that I tried to write was about a balloon farm - and idea stolen from the already published book called The Balloon Farm. My grandparents were the first to read it, seeing as I wrote it at their house.
I've read everything at one time or another - romance, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers, mainstream, etc. A good title can always grab me.
I started writing in junior high and high school. I wrote really schmaltzy poetry and all my girlfriends wanted me to write poems for them to give to their boyfriends. I began writing professionally about thirteen years ago. I now write women's fiction with the occasional essay thrown in.
I can't remember a time when I haven't read. As a child I loved the feel of books, and to this day, much prefer to read than watch TV.
I began writing my first novel in my mid-forties, although I'd always enjoyed sharing stories and events in my life with friends in other parts of the country and abroad.
A work colleague was the first person to read my novel, and because of her encouragement I submitted it to a publisher.
Victor Hugo novels in English translation (especially, Toilers of the Sea) are my earliest memory of reading. My brother taught me to read before I began school in Tokyo, Japan. For many years, I was a voracious, omnivorous reader. In high school, I began to write poetry and short fiction. A school newspaper's literary supplement was my first publication venue. Then, as now, I kept my work close to my chest, not sharing it at all until publication.