I have always loved writing, or at least since I was a teen. Back then, it was mostly a way to escape a lonely reality. Later, love guided me to poetry; and again years later, both love and loneliness brought me back to writing. That sounds a bit pathetic but I have also a more cheerful side - or I think it is.
Stories are great to listen to, or even to watch. My grandfather did not write, but he was a fantastic storyteller. I like to believe that I got that from him. I have way to go before I become a good/great storyteller, but I really enjoy coming up with them... my problem is that they often become lame as they move forward.
In general, life has always made sure to inspire me and take up my pencil to write. The rest - authors such as Susanna Clarke or J.K. Rowling to name only two - did the encouraging/influencing part. Therefore, depending on how I feel, the style of a work varies from fiction to non-fiction.
At this point, I guess everything is of great influence and what comes next is up to me.