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What published author has been most influential to your love of writing?


I have found that Dean Koontz and Terry Brooks have been very influential in both my writing style and my love of writing. After I read one of their books, I find myself more energized to get back to writing. What authors recharge and influence your writing?

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    Effer, my mom had all of Bombeck's books, and I do remember stealing them and reading them. She was a great author and I loved her humor and style. Good answer...and I can see her humor in some of your writing! :)

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    Chef, that is a heck of a variety of authors. I tend to read whomever strikes my fancy and not really devoted to a particular author. Although, I did read Hemingway a lot when I was in high school.

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Rich (rcrumple) says

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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    RC, Vonnegut sounds like a fascinating and very talented author. I may have to check him out. Thank you so much for your answer. :)

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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    Wow, Carter! That is freakin' awesome! To meet your idol is one thing, but to actually have them give you instructions and feedback is outta this world. I am so jealous! Congrats on your experience and I can't wait to see the outcome of her tutoring


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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    Will, my dad adored Louis L'Amour. I think he read every one of them twice. I would, on occasion, pick one up, but boy, don't let dad catch me reading his book! He taught me not to share. :) Great memories. :)

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Rebecca (Rebecca2904) says

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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    I agree, Rebecca. The authors that so move us that we find ourselves filled with the desire and drive to create our own works are truly the best. So many write, not so many inspire. :)

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Mohan Kumar (Docmo) says

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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    Doc, you are so right about Stephen King. I have yet to read one of his books that wasn't good; way better than the movies. You have an excellent choice and variety of authors. Too hard to nail down just one. :) But, who is this Terrye Toombs? :)

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    Terrye Toombs (TToombs08) 4 years ago

    I agree, pagesvoice, nothing more annoying that having to stop in the middle of a good read and having to look up some obscure word to figure out what the heck the author is saying.


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    Mohan Kumar (Docmo) 4 years ago

    I agree. discovering Wodehouse was the greatest gift to my vocabulary and writing skills. In his honour I named the Imp in my series P.G. Woodimp and no one has yet noticed it! ( Wodehouse's full name is Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse!)


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    kjforce (kj force) 4 years ago

    perspective..of the world in which we live...corrected thespelling/ sentence..sorry fellow hubbers..I hit the ole button to quick....

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