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What Inspired Me To Be A Writer You Ask?

Updated on November 20, 2015

Writing. Writing. Writing. And Writing Some More.

This could easily be anyone's top 5, but this is mine. I've always been a movie lover, but books have always been the icing on the cake to me. You get to use your imagination and are magically taken to a world that is not your own.

Literature keeps us all going on more than one occasion. I believe it even keeps us sane in many ways. As I write and create more, I've noticed that I grow more as a person. I even learn things about myself that I have never known to be true. I am my own driving force. In the beginning, (You'll even notice this with my earlier hubs...) that I used to talk back to my negative critics which I have since learned was a mistake. I handled myself better and actually put myself out there. I was taking a risk by doing so because of how the media has made me look. Google: Meredith McLarty and Dominic Monaghan and you'll see exactly what I mean. I had a choice to let the media win, but I didn't. I did realize I was standing up for myself until...now to be honest. I just know my own thoughts and feelings.

I began writing when I was 10 years old, but I have been storytelling since I was six. Princess Meredith who was being bothered by an evil queen and hoped that Prince Charming would come and save her.


Begin At The Beginning

I began writing writing short stories the layout of a play.

Man: I love you. I have always loved you. He moves closer to her, inches away from her soft lips. She could feel his warm breath on them. Darling.

Woman: My love. They kiss. A touch that she has only ever imagined with him, but never expected it to be this way Breathtaking. Beautiful. Like nothing she has ever felt. Now that she has it. She never wants to let it go.

Once I entered high school, I wanted to try my hand at poetry, but I wasn't even sure on how to go about it. I didn't want to read any for fear of plagiarism.

5) Murder She Wrote

I love the idea of a female murder mystery writer/detective. I've always wanted to write a murder mystery as well. I love the idea of completely stumping people. I love her wide smile after completing her book. It's an exciting: "Yes, Mission accomplished" feeling to it.

4) Fantastic Authors! (In No Particular Order)

The Story of J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter - Her story has kept me going and Creating. She still does! Here is the link to the video of her autobiography in case you haven't seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrJiAG8GmnQ&t
The Story of J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter - Her story has kept me going and Creating. She still does! Here is the link to the video of her autobiography in case you haven't seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrJiAG8GmnQ&t
I love the entire Fear Street series, but The Cheerleaders edition stuck with me. I loved being scared in books more than I do in movies or T.V. Harder to shut off!
I love the entire Fear Street series, but The Cheerleaders edition stuck with me. I loved being scared in books more than I do in movies or T.V. Harder to shut off!
Edgar Allan Poe, Ah, the king! The first story I ever read was the "Tell Tale Heart" in high school. I read it over and over again as often as possible!
Edgar Allan Poe, Ah, the king! The first story I ever read was the "Tell Tale Heart" in high school. I read it over and over again as often as possible!
The Hobbit - The Book, not the ridiculous film version!
The Hobbit - The Book, not the ridiculous film version!

3) Music! Especially this idea!

2) Everybody!

1) Romancing The Stone

My Explanation On Why "Romancing The Stone" Is Number One!

First, let me say that my friends constantly drive me and motivate me, but this film started it all for me. A romance novelist writes her particular idea of the perfect man into all her books..."Jessie" In the beginning she is in love with a character on paper. All of a sudden, her sister is kidnapped by some freaks that brutally murdered her sister's husband in Columbia. The sickos give her a ransom call for her to come to Columbia with money if she wants her sister to live. So, the romance novelist gets on a plane from New York City to Columbia. After a bus accident, she finally meets "Jessie", her savior. Sort of...

Am I missing somebody???

Nah, he's part of my motivational drive to keep going. I overcome obstacles because of everyone and that includes him.

Okay, fine...there!

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    • Amanda Abbott profile imageAUTHOR

      Meredith McLarty 

      2 years ago from Sioux City, IA

      Thanks. It's true. I've been told not to put anything into writing, but I never listen.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      it's true we all have our top five reasons to be a writer thanks for sharing yours :)

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