|What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
I always had an aptitude for writing since High School and took the English achievement tests to apply for college. My major in college was Communications at Ohio University with a minor in English. I took several writing courses there. Following college, among my first professional assignments was writing and editing the company's newsletter (for an I.T. related company), issuing press releases, writing sales brochures, and technical writing. I also wrote several articles on technical and management subjects which appeared in industrial periodicals around the world.
I began to read, according to my mother, at age 3, and I don't remember what I first read. However, the first book to make an impression on me was Chrales Dickens's "Great Expectations". When I was ten, my mother suggested that I write my stories down instead of frightening my younger sister with them. My mother was the first to read what I wrote.
I began reading at age 3. Janet and John. I have been writing for personal amusement all my life. My first readers were primary school teachers.
I first read when I was in pre-school. My first book belonged to a children's series called Ber Rabbit and Adventures. My writing journey began when i was often selected in class to read stories to the remaining kids. That got me interested in writing stories of all kinds.
My school teachers were the first to read my writings and they liked my narration. That spurred my interest to write better, with more imagination.
The first book of consequence/substance I can remember reading was the Outsiders. I began to write when I was very young, short stories etc. I wrote my first 'novel' when I was about eleven years old and the first and only person to read that was my english teacher.
My mother and sister were/are avid readers so it was only natural for me to become one as well. I used to read Nancy Drew Mysteries, Judy Blume books, and then I got into Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and anything scary.
I have always loved to write and have been doing so since I was young. I always kept a diary growing up I would write little stories for fun.
My mother is always the first to read whatever I write. I trust her judgement and she promised me she would tell me the truth if something was not very good, which she has done a couple times already.
I honestly can't remember the first thing I read but I know that I was a very avid reader from an early age. Some of my favourite books to read were fantasy/fiction such as 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien.
I began writing also from an early age, making up silly fantasies about things that didn't make sense to anyone but me! According to my mother, I used to lock myself away in my room for hours on end, living in my imaginary world.
I wasn't really too good at sharing things I had written early on but probably the first piece of writing to ever be read publicly would have been a game review written for Gameplanet.
I first began writing sales copy when I was a dead-broke financial planner. I ordered a "How To Sell Life Insurance" kit that didn't work, but I liked the concepts it used. Those concepts -- emotional direct-response marketing and emotional copywriting -- have since made me a small fortune.
The fist person to read what I wrote was my son, who was 10 years old at the time. I had him proof-read my sales letters out loud, so I could catch any mistakes I made.
He was wonderful in the support he gave me and I'll always remember these times.
I was always an avid reader and read all the 'usual' children's books plus Beano comic. I was addicted to it. I have always written (and drawn). At age 7 I wrote the Christmas play for my primary school. So the first to read what I wrote apart from my parents were my teachers and as it was translated to stage, most of the schoolkids and parents saw/heard my effort. Maybe that's where I really got the bug.
Like any young boy, I first read Hans Christian Andersen's tales and grew up on a not-so-literary genre of reading, but I quickly picked up other books. I think my first literary book was The Little Prince, then followed by some Shakespeare and it began to steamroll from there.
I started to write some fiction in my creative writing class, which was reasonably well received by my classmates and teachers. That's when I decided on a career in writing. It was also because my first choice of a career (astronomy) was a little too far out of my reach.
What inspired me to write was alot of things i first started reading anything i could get my hands on from newspapers to ketchup packets. music was how i started writing lyrics. i first started putting alot of my poetry on myspace but before that anyone who was willing to sit and read was welcomed(even if they hated it)
I reckon comics got me started on reading - from superman to the Beano. I moved onto Enid Blython storybooks. While the craving to write sort of grew in me, the break I got was to work with an international newsagency, Reuters Ltd. So the first readers I suppose were the customers of the newsagency around the world.
I was reading Richard Brautigan by the age of 10. His hippie simplistic but deeply thought-provoking style provoked me to write. I began to write when the demons threatened to overwhelm me. The first to read my work were the demons. It exorcised them.
I first read when I was only two. I would briefly browse through books my parents kept aside and my first ever serious story was the tale of Country Mouse and Town Mouse. I began to write under the creative guidance of Mdm. Marjorie Tan, my english language teacher and she encouraged me to write. She was the very first person I entrusted with everything I wrote.
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